Has anyone had much luck with the winter peas? Haven’t done much with them in the past and was thinking about doing more in my fall plantings. Thanks for any input
Do they hit them in early fall or are they more like brassicas and turnips that they hit in late fall/winter?Last year I planted a 3/4 acre plot with Windham winter peas and Oats. I planted them in mid august and they did really well for me. The deer loved them and they held up fairly well. Good luck with your plantings!
I also picked up some winter peas....last week when I was at the local seed joint picking up my turnips, rape, and radishes. I sprinkled in a few peas with the brassica mix we planted this past weekend, but the majority will be planted with the oats/barley/clover mix around Labor Day.I just ordered some winter peas tonight from Merit. Going to try them this year. Might plant them next week sometime.
The barley does not have all the great characteristics and soil-building effects of rye, but we like it for the early seed maturity in the early summer for the hen turkeys and their poults. Along with the young clover, the deer keep the barley mowed down to a carpet through the winter and early spring until everything else greens up in the spring.How do you like the barley? I have never tried it but have been hearing more and more of people planting it