Some legumes are an excellent cover crop to plant in order to build nitrogen in the soil. They are used for forage items as they are high in protein. Many of them also produce flowers that are highly attractive to pollinators, like bees.
Warm Season Legumes
Depending on when you want to plant, dictates which legumes will be the best option. Warm season legumes perform best when planted from March to June.
Cool Season Legumes
Cool season legumes perform best when planted from September to December.
Try Planting Natives
We have a few native legume selections. Many people are choosing to plant natives over other species because they take less maintenance, such as extra watering or fertilizer, as nonnative species.