MILPA Garden Warm Season

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$5.88 per lb.

Bulk Discount Pricing

2 - 9 lbs.
$5.29 / lb.
10 - 19 lbs.
$4.70 / lb.
20 - 29 lbs.
$4.11 / lb.
30 - 39 lbs.
$3.52 / lb.
40 - 49 lbs.
$2.94 / lb.
50+ lbs.
$2.35 / lb.

Milpa Garden Warm season mix is a great way to get fresh produce with minimal amounts of labor. The milpa technique originated in Central America where the Mayans used a mixture of corn, squash, and beans to improve the soil and grow food. At Green Cover Seed we went beyond the three sisters and compiled a mix of 26 different seeds.

This mix includes Hubam Clover, Red Ripper Cowpeas, Mung Beans, Green Beans, White Wonder Millet, Japanese Millet, Indian Corn, Grazing Corn, Impact Collards, Florida Broadleaf Mustard, Watermelon Blend, Sunflower, Okra, Buckwheat, Lemon Cucumber, Marketmore Cucumber, Butternut Squash, Buttercup Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Zucchini Squash, Snow White Pumpkin, Sugar Pia Pumpkin, Connecticut Field Pumpkin, Canteloupe, Melon Honey Dew, Squash.

A full rate of this mix is 30-40# per acre.

 

 

 

Basic Info

Maturity
60-100
Seeds/lb
N/A
C/N Ratio
40:1
Growth Habit
All
Winter Hardiness
No

Use

Nitrogen Fixing Potential
8
N Scavenge
7
Dry Matter
8
Lasting Residue
6
Erosion Control
7
Traffic Bearing
8
Grazing Potential
6
Forage Harvest
5
Root Type
8
Soil Builder
8
Cash Crop Interseeding
3

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Advantages

Subsoiler
6
Surface Compaction
7
Rendering P & K
6
Traffic Bearing
8
Nematode Control
7
Disease Control
7
Allelopathic Effect
8
Weed Control
8
Short Growth Time
7

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Disadvantages

Weed Potential
5
Potential Insect/Nematode Risk
5
Crop Disease Risk
7
Effect Cash Crop
4
Ease of Establishment
7
Ease of Till-Kill
7
Ease of Chem-Kill
8
Ease of Mow-Kill
8

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent

Planting

Ideal Planting Time
Apr-June
Ideal Planting Depth
1-1/2 in.
Min Germination Temp(F)
60
Drilled Seeding Rate (lb./A)
30
Broadcast Seeding Rate (lb./A)
40
Reseeding Potential

Tolerance

Heat
7
Drought
8
Shade
7
Wet Soil Tolerance
6
Low Fertility
7
pH
6-9

*Based on a 1-10 scale. 1 = Poor : 5 = Average : 10 = Excellent