Seeds: Red Cowpeas - 7 oz.

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  1. Great seed!

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Jul 2013

    I planted these in my outdoor habitat in a suburb of Phoenix. From planting to leaf was 48 hours in june. Which was good, because my 2yo leopard tortoise gobbled them up so fast I had to start growing them outside the habitat and transplanting. And then he gobbled them up again. I have been forced to start a cowpea greenhouse & production line in my spare bathtub to keep up with him - these are his favorite....

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Warm season legume that’s often used for Nitrogen fixation, intercropping, and smothering bothersome summer weeds. The pods produced by a mature plant are rich in potassium, as well as vitamin A and B. Its leaves are also nutritious. Has a multitude of uses, including hay, grain, pasture, and green manure. Though this lush legume is drought tolerant, it prefers well-drained, warm sandy soils. Its low irrigational requirements allow it to thrive low-fertility soil if the pH remains between 5.5 and 6.5. Average growth is within the realm of 20 and 30”. Tolerates moderate shade.