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Cowpea Seeds

Cowpea seeds grow into healthy plants that are a valuable food crop for any survival garden. Cowpea plants are resilient, thriving in direct sun, and tolerant of different soil conditions. One of the most well-known cowpeas is the beloved black-eyed pea, a popular crop in gardens worldwide. As a legume, cowpeas can improve soil fertility by fixing nitrogen. They are tolerant to drought and love hot summer weather.

Survival Garden Seeds offers premium cowpeas for sale. These are ideal for anyone looking to cultivate a crop that's easy to grow and won’t deplete your soil. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their high yield and excellent germination rates, so you will reap a good harvest.

Growing Cowpea Seeds in Your Garden

  • Rich in nutrients
  • Drought-tolerant, soil-enriching
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Ideal for fresh eating or dried


These legumes offer protein, fiber, and essential nutrients, which makes them a key ingredient in most cultures and many different dishes. They originally come from the African continent but are adaptable to many environments. Though cultivated in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 11, cow peas are particularly suited for hot, dry regions.


Cow peas’ growing cycle begins when you sow them directly into the soil. After the last frost, plant the seeds directly in the garden. Sow about 1 inch deep, spacing 3 to 4 inches apart. The distance between rows should be 2 - 3 feet. Some types of cowpeas will benefit from support trellises which can help with airflow, and save space.


As relatively low-maintenance plants, cowpeas need only basic care. They are drought-tolerant and need little watering once established. Because they improve soil quality, they are perfect for crop rotation with other crops that require high soil fertility. Weed well, and mulch to help maintain soil moisture. Harvest pods regularly for fresh peas. Cowpeas can also be dried for long-term storage.

Start your growing season on time with cow pea seeds. Uncover the dual benefits of a crop that nourishes both the body and the garden. Cowpeas offer a resilient addition to a sustainable garden, providing fresh produce and enhancing soil fertility.

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