The Dirty Gardener Sunn Hemp Seed Crotolaria Juncea Warm Season Legume Cover Crop
One of the biggest cover crops in the world and popular in most warm climates. Crotolaria juncea warm season legume cover crop. Sunn hemp is a tropical legume whose claim to fame is that 60 days from planting it is typically over 6 feet tall, adds 100 pounds of nitrogen, translocates from the subsoil to the topsoil 10 pounds of residual phosphorus and 80 pounds of residual potash, supplies 4 tons of organic matter, suppresses root knot and reniform nematodes, greatly suppresses weeds, is a great soil builder, increases drought tolerance and yield and cash value of the next crop. The leaves of sunn hemp are 30 % protein. Both goats and deer thrive on this crop.
- This really is a natural, miracle cover crop in warmer climates
- Adds hundreds of pounds of nitrogen to the soil
- Grows up to 6 feet tall in only 60 days
- Plow under as a source of natural green manure fertilizer to make phosphate more available
- Non-GMO seeds contain no filler and have great germination rate