This legume is very good for cover crops or green manure crops and since Austrian winter peas build tilth they add organic matter and thus humus to the soil.
Buckwheat is a great cover crop which is often used for green manure. Buckwheat has a short growing season maturing in 10 - 12 weeks. It is often killed off by the first heavy frost.
Gardenway is a great cover crop seed for your home garden. It is a mixture of several different seeds which can establish quickly. Cover crops help retain the soil, lessen erosion, and add organic tilth to the soil if tilled in.
This new generation annual ryegrass with exceptional plant vigor, forage yielding ability, stress tolerance and disease resistance is quick at germination and used for erosion control and cover crops.
Hairy vetch is a hardy, viny, annual or biennial legume, attaining a height of 24 inches when planted alone and higher when planted with a tall companion crop that provides structural support for climbing.