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Choose from a wide range of other cover crops seed to sow as straights or in mixtures with other species. From borage to buckwheat and lupins to linseed, Farm Seeds supplies the largest range of cover crops in the UK but if you can't find what you're looking for or just need a bit of a hand, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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LIFAGO Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum tataricum)

Description
LIFAGO Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum tataricum)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Faster and more vigorous growth than other Buckwheat varieties 
  • Provides a larger leaf canopy
  • Dense canopy to provide physical shelter from flea beetle 
  • Rapid establishment and vigour 
  • Scavenges phosphates from the soil for future crops 

Sowing rate: 10kg/ha 
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £62.00
5-20 Save 5% £58.00
21+ Save 10% £55.00

APALACHE Winter Linseed

Description
APALACHE Winter Linseed
August Delivery

Description

  • Bred by prominent winter linseed breeder Laboulet Semences in France 
  • Highest yield in France trial 
  • Brown seeded with early maturity 
  • High resistance to Fusarium Wilt and Mycosphaerella 
  • Medium height with high levels of Omega-3 oil 

Sowing rate: 450 seeds per sq/m, to achieve 350 plants per sq/m going into Winter
Pack quantity
1ha (30kg)
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £120.00
5-20 Save 5% £114.00
21+ Save 10% £108.00

Birdsfoot Trefoil Seed (Agricultural)

Description
Birdsfoot Trefoil Seed (Agricultural)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Yellow-flowered perennial legume
  • Persists for 2-4 years
  • Sow spring or autumn
  • Useful addition to herbal leys

Sowing rate: 12.5kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £84.00
5-20 Save 5% £79.00
21+ Save 10% £75.00

Black Medick/Yellow Trefoil Seed (Medicago lupulina)

Description
Black Medick/Yellow Trefoil Seed (Medicago lupulina)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Low growing cover crop that suppresses weeds and fixes nitrogen
  • Can be sown amongst brassica crops
  • Suitable for sheep grazing
  • Main use is as a green manure undersown in cereals
  • Low growth habit makes it useful in vegetable intercropping systems

Sowing rate: 10kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £84.00
5-20 Save 5% £79.00
21+ Save 10% £75.00

Borage Seed (Agricultural)

Description
Borage Seed (Agricultural)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Borage is a nectar-rich, annual flower
  • Grows up to 1m with bright blue flowers
  • Abundant source of easily digestible material 
  • Deep taproots to improve soil compaction 
 
Sowing rate: 12.5kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £71.00
5-20 Save 5% £67.00
21+ Save 10% £63.00

Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum esculentum)

Description
Buckwheat Seed (Fagopyrum esculentum)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Thick, bushy seed-producing plant
  • Very fast establishment, effective weed suppressor
  • Scavenges phosphates
  • Can be used as a companion to oilseed rape to create a protective canopy

Sowing rate: 50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £50.00
5-20 Save 5% £47.00
21+ Save 10% £45.00

Linseed Seed (Linum usitatissimum)

Description
Linseed Seed (Linum usitatissimum)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Very fast establishment
  • Tolerates a wide range of soil types
  • Effective soil conditioner
  • Broken canopy is very attractive to partridges

Sowing rate: 50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £55.00
5-20 Save 5% £52.00
21+ Save 10% £49.00

Lucerne Seed (Medicago sativa)

Description
Lucerne Seed (Medicago sativa)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Lucerne is a longer term perennial clover which fixes large amounts of nitrogen from the air to enrich the soil
  • Widely used for green manure and has a large tap root
  • Ideally suited to light and chalky soils as well as dry climates
  • Supplied innoculated

Sowing rate: 25kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £190.00
5-20 Save 5% £180.00
21+ Save 10% £171.00

Phacelia Seed (Phacelia tanacetifolia)

Description
Phacelia Seed (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Extremely fast-growing catch crop
  • Blue flowers attract huge numbers of insects
  • Competes well with weeds, very tender to frost
  • Large root mass to condition the soil
  • Inoculated with rhizobia 

Sowing rate: 5kg/ha
Pack quantity
5kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £40.00
5-20 Save 5% £38.00
21+ Save 10% £36.00

Sainfoin Seed (Agricultural)

Description
Sainfoin Seed (Agricultural)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Long term, nitrogen fixing perennial specie
  • Suits low nutrient soils with strong drought resistance 
  • Can last up to four years or more 
  • High protein legume and very palatable
 
Sowing rate: 50kg/ha
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £73.00
5-20 Save 5% £69.00
21+ Save 10% £65.00

Sunflower Seed (Helianthus annuus)

Description
Sunflower Seed (Helianthus annuus)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Standard, tall variety
  • Popular game cover species
  • Attractive to both game and song birds
  • Useful species for environmental schemes and green cover
 
Sowing rate: 5kg/ac
Pack quantity
10kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £55.00
5-20 Save 5% £52.00
21+ Save 10% £49.00

Blue Lupin Seed (Lupinus angustifolius)

Description
Blue Lupin Seed (Lupinus angustifolius)
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Deep rooting crop which helps fix Nitrogen 
  • Hardy annual suitable for planting from March-July 
  • Can grow in soils up to pH 8 
  • Cut for hay and quality silage 

Sowing rate: 25kg/ha 
Pack quantity
25kg
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £50.00
5-20 Save 5% £47.00
21+ Save 10% £45.00

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SIDERAL Winter Linseed

Description
SIDERAL Winter Linseed
2-3 Day Delivery

Description

  • Bred by prominent winter linseed breeder Laboulet Semences in France
  • Brown seeded with good resistance to fusrium wilt 
  • Very good resistance to lodging at harvest
  • Medium height with high yield
  • High levels of Omega-3 oil 

Sowing rate: 450 seeds per sq/m, to achieve 350 plants per sq/m going into winter
Pack quantity
1ha (28kg)
Pack Pack Price
1-4 £120.00
5-20 Save 5% £114.00
21+ Save 10% £108.00

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