. I agree, but these are all annual grasses. So they will either give me some carbon or will get eaten preferentially to the other seeds and become fertilizer. I found a clover plot mix (mostly perennial, some crimson) yesterday but was $40 for 2 lbs at Dicks, I'm waiting for them to get desperate because these seeds will not be viable next fall and they will drop the price until it sells. WalMart is the best early season (like now) because they turn the shelf space into other stuff. Cabelas and Sporting goods places generally don't practice rotation marketing (weak joke) so they will try to sell it longer. I will check back in a few weeks and see if desperation has set in...
I am more interested in nitrogen fixers and taproot covers (like radish) than I am in grasses
Travis, I am starting a two week project and will be off-line, but I tried tracking down our Conservation District for about two hours. They have a website and FaceSpace and.... no seeds as near as I can tell and no phone number for actual people. They have numerous capabilities to donate on all platforms, though! I am going to reattack this in early February, this seems like a good idea. The local Ag Supply (we have a couple real ones, not Tractor Supply) did not have it when I checked but I just forgot about it.
The best place for me to buy seed is the Soil and Water Conservation District of my county.
Travis Johnson wrote:The best place for me to buy seed is the Soil and Water Conservation District of my county. They buy in bulk and being a non-profit organization do not pass to much overhead onto those that buy it, they want people to cover there bare soil. But they also make a blend of grass mixtures that is a nice cross between cover crop and nitrogen fixing and ideally suited for my area.
Even if your local county does not directly sell seed mixtures, they can probably tell you the best place to buy it as well as what works well in your location. This was what they were created for 75 years ago!
Tj Jefferson wrote:I have had good success with this stuwaff, especially the daikons. I went to the Evil Empire today and bought them out of this stuff. This is the third different seed type I've found on clearance. Deer hunters plant in the fall, but most of the species can be planted in spring. At Walmart this was 1/3 of the usual price. I got Daikon, chicory, and a rapeseed/clover mix, and going to just let them duke it out in the field! There is often quite a bit of annual grains in them as well.
Cabelas, Dick's, Bass Pro and Walmart are good places to check!
Not quite craigslist cheap but worth checking if you have one nearby. I included the seed list for one, others have been straight chickory or daikon. Hope this helps, I was stoked!
From Laurie- the radishes generation 1 were little spindles, but since we had a second season, they are bigger. I think the first iteration barely eked out an existence and now that the hardpan is a little penetrated the child plants are bigger. But it is also spring and warmer, so I am not sure.
I planted again the next spring and it did great. Now it's one of our regular volunteers