Cover Crop Seeds

Cover Crop Seeds

Cover Crops Reinvigorate & Protect Tired Soil

Cover crops, or 'green manures', are a group of plants who specialize in bringing fresh nutrition to undernourished soils. After harvesting heavy feeders like corn, your soil may not have much more to give to the next plant on your list! These bold protectors of bare soil can dig their roots in deep, helping to prevent wind and water erosion from stripping even more nutrients away from the land. When left to break down in-place, cover crops add indispensable organic matter to your soil, feeding the entire community of microbial life responsible for delivering nutrients to plant roots.

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  1. Soil Boost & Pollinator Seed Mix

    Our Pollinator Cover Crop Seed Mix features a varied mix of easy-to-grow legumes, including Clover, Alfalfa, Vetch, and Sainfoin. Small white, pink, purple, and gold flowers attract ...

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    Pollinator Cover Crop Seed Mix Balansa Clover, Berseem Clover, Yellow Sweet Clover, Sainfoin, Hairy Vetch & Alfalfa Trifolium michelianum Savi, Trifolium alexandrinum, Melilotus officinalis, Onobrychis vicifolia, Vicia villosa & Medicago sativa
    As low as $9.95
    Per 1 Pound
    Our Pollinator Cover Crop Seed Mix features a varied mix of easy-to-grow legumes, including Clover, Alfalfa, Vetch, and Sainfoin. Small white, pink, purple, and gold flowers attract and nourish pollinators. Hardworking legumes suppress weeds, fix nutrients into the soil, improve soil condition, and prevent erosion. This is an excellent choice for groundcover and covercrops, as well as lawn replacement, or adding to a wildflower meadow. All of the seed we carry at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow.
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  2. White Clover Seeds, Trifolium repens

    This legume is a vigorous, easy-to-grow clover that will produce large, white blooms. White Clover is perfect for using as a cover crop. Perennial. (Trifolium repens)...

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    White Clover Seeds White Clover Trifolium repens
    As low as $9.95
    Per 1 Pound
    This legume is a vigorous, easy-to-grow clover that will produce large, white blooms. White Clover is perfect for using as a cover crop. Perennial. (Trifolium repens)
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  3. Austrian Winter Pea Seeds, Pisum arvense

    This cover crop is low-growing and can be planted to help enrich soil, as well as prevent common garden weeds from coming up. It also delights with white, purple and red blooms. Ann...

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    Austrian Winter Pea Seeds Austrian Winter Pea Pisum arvense
    As low as $12.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    This cover crop is low-growing and can be planted to help enrich soil, as well as prevent common garden weeds from coming up. It also delights with white, purple and red blooms. Annual. (Pisum arvense)
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  4. Berseem Clover Close Up

    Berseem clover suppresses weeds, prevents erosion, and fixes nitrogen in the soil. Often called the “king of forage” Berseem germinates rapidly, grows quickly, and produces abund...

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    Berseem Clover Seeds Berseem Clover Trifolium alexandrinum
    As low as $4.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Berseem clover suppresses weeds, prevents erosion, and fixes nitrogen in the soil. Often called the “king of forage” Berseem germinates rapidly, grows quickly, and produces abundant biomass which breaks down to replenish organic matter. Attracts pollinators and other beneficial insects. A green manure crop that does not re-seed in the garden. (Trifolium alexandrinum)
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  5. Fall Cover Crop Seed Mix

    Fall cover crop mix is a ready-to-sow green manure perfect for renewing soils. This mix improves soil health through addition of organic matter, soil aeration, and nitrogen fixation....

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    Fall Cover Crop Seed Mix
    As low as $4.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Fall cover crop mix is a ready-to-sow green manure perfect for renewing soils. This mix improves soil health through addition of organic matter, soil aeration, and nitrogen fixation. Green manures provide living mulch that protects soils from winter erosion. Take advantage of the fallow season to enrich your soil with this dynamic mix of winter wheat, field peas, annual rye grass, red clover, and hairy vetch.
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  6. Yellow Blossom Clover Seeds, Melilotus officinalis, Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover Seeds

    Plant Yellow Blossom Clover as a cover crop to bring potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen to the surface of the soil. This drought-resistant clover is a vigorous grower, withstanding m...

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    Yellow Blossom Clover Seeds Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover Seeds Melilotus officinalis
    As low as $24.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    Plant Yellow Blossom Clover as a cover crop to bring potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen to the surface of the soil. This drought-resistant clover is a vigorous grower, withstanding many conditions.
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  7. Buckwheat Seeds, Fagopyrum esculentum

    Buckwheat provides quick soil cover and weed suppression for short-season cover. Abundant blooms attract beneficial insects and pollinators. Buckwheat thrives in nutrient-poor soils....

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    Buckwheat Seeds Buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum
    As low as $4.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Buckwheat provides quick soil cover and weed suppression for short-season cover. Abundant blooms attract beneficial insects and pollinators. Buckwheat thrives in nutrient-poor soils. A dense, fibrous root system loosens topsoil and prevents erosion. Buckwheat is easy to kill, making it an ideal cover crop and green manure for home gardens. (Fagopyrum esculentem)
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  8. Annual Rye Grass Seeds, Lolium multiflorum, Annual Rye Grass

    Annual Rye Grass can be planted as a companion or cover crop to help prevent soil erosion. It is extremely easy and fast to grow. Annual. (Lolium multiflorum)...

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    Annual Rye Grass Seeds Annual Rye Grass Lolium multiflorum
    As low as $9.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    Annual Rye Grass can be planted as a companion or cover crop to help prevent soil erosion. It is extremely easy and fast to grow. Annual. (Lolium multiflorum)
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  9. Red Crimson Clover Seeds, Trifolium incarnatum

    Crimson Clovers strawberry-red blooms add fun color to any meadow. Growing to be 24-36 tall, this annual, non-aggressive clover will provide glowing red flowers throughout your garde...

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    Crimson Clover Seeds Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum
    As low as $5.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Crimson Clovers strawberry-red blooms add fun color to any meadow. Growing to be 24-36 tall, this annual, non-aggressive clover will provide glowing red flowers throughout your garden or meadow. Not to be confused with the tough perennial clovers that can take over a meadow, Crimson Clover can help enhance your soil and attract pollinators to the garden or meadow. Gorgeous on its own, as a cover crop or paired with other wildflowers. Annual.
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  10. Yellow Partridge Pea Seeds, Chamaecrista fasciculata, Partridge Pea

    This legume provides lovely, bright yellow blooms in the summer. The cheerful flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Annual. (Chamaecrista fasciculata)...

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    Partridge Pea Seeds Partridge Pea Chamaecrista fasciculata
    As low as $8.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    This legume provides lovely, bright yellow blooms in the summer. The cheerful flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Annual. (Chamaecrista fasciculata)
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  11. White Ladino Clover Seeds, Trifolium repens, White Ladino Clover

    This legume is a vigorous, easy-to-grow clover that will produce large, white blooms. White Ladino Clover is perfect for using as a cover crop. Perennial. (Trifolium repens)...

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    White Ladino Clover Seeds White Ladino Clover Trifolium repens
    As low as $9.95
    Per 1 Pound
    This legume is a vigorous, easy-to-grow clover that will produce large, white blooms. White Ladino Clover is perfect for using as a cover crop. Perennial. (Trifolium repens)
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  12. Purple Vernal Alfalfa Seeds, Medicago sativa, Vernal Alfalfa

    Vernal Alfalfa can be planted as a cover crop and will attract wildlife to the area. It is extremely drought-tolerant. Perennial. (Medicago sativa)...

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    Vernal Alfalfa Seeds
    As low as $7.95
    Per 1 Pound
    Vernal Alfalfa can be planted as a cover crop and will attract wildlife to the area. It is extremely drought-tolerant. Perennial. (Medicago sativa)
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  13. Pink and White Alsike Clover Seeds, Trifolium hybridum, Alsike Clover

    Similar to Red Clover, this legume is more adaptable to a variety of soil types and is extremely easy to grow in almost any condition. Perennial. (Trifolium hybridum)...

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    Alsike Clover Seeds Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum
    As low as $39.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    Similar to Red Clover, this legume is more adaptable to a variety of soil types and is extremely easy to grow in almost any condition. Perennial. (Trifolium hybridum)
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  14. Pink Common Vetch Seeds, Vicia sativa, Common Vetch Seeds

    Plant Common Vetch as a groundcover to loosen the soil and add nitrogen. It is also common feed for cattle, horses and rabbit. This cheerful, pink-blooming annual prefers full sun bu...

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    Common Vetch Seeds Common Vetch Seeds Vicia sativa
    As low as $12.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    Plant Common Vetch as a groundcover to loosen the soil and add nitrogen. It is also common feed for cattle, horses and rabbit. This cheerful, pink-blooming annual prefers full sun but will tolerate most soil types. (Vicia sativa)
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  15. White Dutch White Clover Seeds, Trifolium repens, Dutch White Clover Seeds

    Dutch White Clover is one of the most popular clovers used in lawns, but also has many other uses. Plant this perennial clover as a cover crop, groundcover, for erosion control or in...

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    Dutch White Clover Seeds Dutch White Clover Seeds Trifolium repens
    As low as $38.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    Dutch White Clover is one of the most popular clovers used in lawns, but also has many other uses. Plant this perennial clover as a cover crop, groundcover, for erosion control or in your pasture mixture. The elegant, white flowers create a sweeping carpet of white. (Trifolium repens)
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  16. Purple Hairy Vetch Seeds, Vicia villosa, Hairy Vetch

    Extremely easy to grow and adaptable, this ground cover produces beautiful, bell-shaped purple blooms. Annual or Biennial Legume. (Vicia villosa)...

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    Hairy Vetch Seeds Hairy Vetch Vicia villosa
    As low as $27.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    Extremely easy to grow and adaptable, this ground cover produces beautiful, bell-shaped purple blooms. Annual or Biennial Legume. (Vicia villosa)
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  17. Perennial Rye Grass Seeds, Lolium perenne, Perennial Rye Grass

    This cover crop is extremely adaptable and is used for soil stabilization. Perennial Rye Grass is fast-growing and easy to grow. Perennial. (Lolium perenne)...

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    Perennial Rye Grass Seeds Perennial Rye Grass Lolium perenne
    As low as $19.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    This cover crop is extremely adaptable and is used for soil stabilization. Perennial Rye Grass is fast-growing and easy to grow. Perennial. (Lolium perenne)
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  18. Winter Rye Grass Seeds, Secale cereale, Winter Rye Grass or Grain Rye

    A great winter companion or cover crop. Helps with erosion control, fixes nitrogen, and increases organic matter if seeded after crops are harvested in the fall. (Secale cereale)...

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    Winter Rye Grass Seeds Winter Rye Grass or Grain Rye Secale cereale
    As low as $10.95
    Per 5 Pounds
    A great winter companion or cover crop. Helps with erosion control, fixes nitrogen, and increases organic matter if seeded after crops are harvested in the fall. (Secale cereale)
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  19. Pink and White Crown Vetch Seeds, Coronilla varia, Crown Vetch

    An extremely fast and aggressive grower, Crown Vetch produces lovely white and purple blooms. This legume should be planted for erosion control in certain hard-to-reach areas, not in...

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    Crown Vetch Seeds Crown Vetch Coronilla varia
    As low as $22.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    An extremely fast and aggressive grower, Crown Vetch produces lovely white and purple blooms. This legume should be planted for erosion control in certain hard-to-reach areas, not in places where there are other plants established. Perennial. (Coronilla varia)
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  20. Medium Red Clover Seeds, Trifolium pratense

    Medium Red Clover is a legume that is perfect for planting as a cover crop to loosen soil, or to provide nourishment to crops in between seasons. Short-Lived Perennial. (Trifolium pr...

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    Medium Red Clover Seeds Medium Red Clover Trifolium pratense
    As low as $7.95
    Per 1 Pound
    Medium Red Clover is a legume that is perfect for planting as a cover crop to loosen soil, or to provide nourishment to crops in between seasons. Short-Lived Perennial. (Trifolium pratense)
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  21. Strawberry Clover Seeds, Trifolium fragiferum Close Up Flowers

    Strawberry clover is a low-growing perennial used as a green manure and cover crop, particularly among perennials. Deep tap roots condition soil while stolons (horizontal roots) spre...

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    Strawberry Clover Seeds Strawberry Clover Trifolium fragiferum
    As low as $10.95
    Per 1/4 Pound
    Strawberry clover is a low-growing perennial used as a green manure and cover crop, particularly among perennials. Deep tap roots condition soil while stolons (horizontal roots) spread to form a dense mat of sod excellent for weed suppression. Pink flowers attract bumble bees, honey bees and other pollinators. Ideal groundcover beneath fruiting trees and vines. (Trifolium fragiferum)
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