Summer Sown Game Cover

Cover crops for game and forage cover. Boston Seeds are wholesale online seed suppliers for Private Individuals, Businesses and Farming Groups.

A range of items and mixtures that can be sown during the summer months - ideal for areas that may have failed due to establishment problems or poor spring weather. 

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Zoom Brassica Mixture

A blend of Winfred Hybrid Brassica and Forage Rape. A vigourous and quick growing seed mixture making it ideal for failed crops.

  • Provide cover for a whole season
  • Vigorous and quick growing, ideal for replacing failed crops or patching
  • Good disease and bolting resistance
  • 50% Winfred Hybrid Brassica and 50% Forage Rape
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg
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White Mustard Seed - Game Cover

White mustard is an ever popular choice for game cover. Very easy to establish and grows rapidly, providing cover until the first winter frosts. 

  • Can be sown alone or as a companion to other species
  • Ideal for early cover, killed off by frost will create shelter for birds
  • Quick growing - ideal for patching failed spring cover crops
  • Also opular as a green manure crop
  • Suitable for Countryside Stewardship (CSS): AB2 
  • Sowing rate: 15kg / ha
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Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape

Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape is a rape and kale hybrid, is a good companion to use with other fast establishing brassicas. 

  • Provide cover for a whole season
  • Very vigorous and quick growing, ideal for replacing failed crops or patching
  • Good disease and bolting resistance
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg and 25kg
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Sparta Forage Rape

High protein content and high dry matter yield. Late flowering variety that will perform well whether sown for summer, autumn or winter use. 

  • Good winter hardiness
  • Clubroot tolerant
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 10kg and 25kg
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Spaniel Game Cover Mixture

Spaniel is a summer sown, drought tolerant game cover mixture which is easy to establish. Combines four different seed species.

  • Drought tolerant mixture which can be sown in the summer months.
  • Can be used for patching failed spring sown crops.
  • Easy to establish, can be broadcast directly into cereal stubble.
  • Combines; Mustard, Fodder Radish, Interval Rape/Kale, Ethiopian Mustard.
  • Sowing rate: 4.5kg per acre. Pack size 4.5kg.   
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ROMESA Fodder Radish Seed (Raphanus sativus)

Fodder Radish is a quick growing cover crop which scavenges nitrogen, produces large amount of organic matter and improves soil structure.

  • Quick growing, produces high organic matter in short periods
  • Suppresses weeds and deep roots benefit soil structure
  • Ideal as a green manure crop sown in early autumn
  • Effective as a standalone green cover or in mixtures
  • Sowing rate: 15-25kg / ha
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Late Game Cover Mixture

A combination of four rapidly establishing species to give season long cover. Will provide cover of 2-3 feet in height.

  • A versatile and easy cover to establish in all areas.
  • A rapidly establishing and maturing mixture providing winter cover.
  • Used as a patching crop when spring crops fail, will tolerate drought conditions.
  • 60% Forage rape, 28% Stubble Turnips, 7% White Mustard, 5% Fodder Radish.
  • Sowing rate: 5 kg per acre.  Pack size: 5kg.
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Kwik Fix Game Cover Mixture

The name says it all! Kwik Fix provides rapid cover for late sown or for patching failed spring sown game cover crops.

  • Ideal mixture to replace or patch failed spring game cover.
  • A unique combination of the fastest growing game cover species.
  • Can provide cover up until Christmas.
  • 80% Fodder Radish, 20% White Mustard
  • Sowing rate: 5 kg per acre. Pack size: 5kg.
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Brown Mustard Game Cover - Vittasso Seed
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Brown Mustard Game Cover - Vittasso Seed

Vittasso Brown Mustard is a new, unique and highly versatile game cover crop. It is is easy to establish, quick growing and winter hardy.

  • Sow from late July onwards to produce a dense, leafy canopy
  • Winter-hardy, easy to establish, cost effective
  • Can be sown as a rescue crop for failed spring sowings
  • Can grow up to 1.5 metres dependent on when sown
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre  (5kg/ha)
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Boost Late Game Cover Mixture

Fast growing, quick to establish, and frost hardy. Ideal to sow in late summer or early autumn to provide cover that will last all winter.

  • Rapid growing catch crop
  • Excellent as a "rescue" mixture for patching failed crops
  • Ideal for when a late sown cover crop is required
  • Includes: Texsel Greens, Hybrid Brassica, Fodder Radish, Brown Mustard
  • Sowing rate: 2.5 kg per acre. Pack size: 5kg
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