Fodder Pea

Fodder pea can grow up to 1 metre tall, is excellent for over wintering and can be sown in September.



Fodder pea is a member of the legume family, is also good at fixing nitrogen. It also has deep roots that help to break up the soil. It is a good weed suppresser but its foliage is not as bulky as some other green manures that overwinter. It can be sown with a lower growing green manure like red clover to add more bulky organic matter in spring if needed.