Carbon Load

PRE-ORDER NOW – SHIPPING in July for FALL Planting

Now included Seed Armr+ inside the bag of seed

22.5 lb. Bag = 1/2 acre

What is in Carbon Load:

• Fall Triticale • Winter Wheat • Rye Grain
• Oats • Winter Peas • Buckwheat
• Hairy Vetch • Crimson Clover • Chicory
• Berseem Clover • Fixation • Radish
• Winfred Forage Brassicas • Purple Top • Barkant Turnip
• Pasja

45lbs per acre

*Broadcast – increase by 5%-20% – depending on the thatch layer you are broadcasting into. Less thatch, you will likely need slightly more seed. Note, we have small and large seeds in this mix – intentionally to increase our success for all planting methods.

Planting Instructions

***check your state laws on the use of Sunn Hemp.  Laws regarding the use of Sunn Hemp vary from state to state.

(45 customer reviews)
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Welcome the thatch creator. Often times the best plantings start off in the fall. We have created this high carbon to nitrogen planting to follow our Nitro-Boost! Carbon load is made up of a higher C:N ratio to help us create and carry that thatch through the following Spring.

This thatch acts as a weed barrier, slow-release fertilizer (from the nutrients the plants sequestered during the growing season), and increases the efficacy of moisture retention.

Carbon load is not just high carbon to nitrogen plants, this is a very diverse mix of 14+ species. We have balanced our mix, exactly to meet our needs and take advantage of the free N that we have scavenged and fixed from our Nitro-Boost planting. By planting Nitro-Boost and Carbon load in subsequent plantings we are increasing the likelihood of soil aggregation forming, as well as increasing our soil microbe populations. As we increase our fungal and biological populations in the soil, through natural diverse mixes like Nitro-Boost and Carbon Load – we further impact the efficacy of our soils potential and highly reduce our need, if not eliminate our need for synthetic fertilizers.

Carbon Load is a fantastic mix that will feed microbes to deer all year round. We strongly suggest following Carbon Load in the Spring with Nitro-Boost to further energize our soils. However, Carbon load is such a well-rounded mix – it can be planted in the fall and left to grow until the next fall when spraying, mowing or crimping can terminate the crop. If performing the latter – just be cognizant of Turkey and fawns laying in it as it matures, and it will head out at over 5ft tall and be a thick area for bedding and eating.

Bag Size

1/2 acre, 1 acre, 1 1/2 acre, 2 acres, 2 1/2 acres, 3 acres, 3 1/2 acres, 4 acres, 4 1/2 acres, 5 acres, 5 1/2 acres, 6 acres, 6 1/2 acres, 7 acres, 7 1/2 acres, 8 acres, 8 1/2 acres, 9 acres, 9 1/2 acres, 10 acres

45 reviews for Carbon Load

  1. James Bolton (Verified Customer)

  2. Joshua J Parks (Verified Customer)

  3. travis aasen (Verified Customer)

    Too early to tell how the seed will do(I will also play a part in that – LOL), but Fast shipment and packed well. Looking forward to planting in Northern WI in a few weeks.

  4. Doug D. (Verified Customer)

    I live in Canada, Al and the company went above and beyond.

  5. Marlin Miller (Verified Customer)

  6. Jason (Verified Customer)

    Fast shipping and great quality seed, the perfect mix for a solid fall plot.

  7. Marl Garlock (Verified Customer)

  8. Rob VanderVennen (Verified Customer)

  9. Dean B. (Verified Customer)

    Looking forward to planting this product and to follow it up with the nitro boost in the spring thanks again guys

  10. Daniel Taylor (Verified Customer)

  11. Scott (Verified Customer)

    Arrived quickly and got it planted. We’ll see how it grows.

  12. Anonymous (Verified Customer)

    Great seed blend utilizing knowledge of soil health and palatability.

  13. Leigh E. (Verified Customer)

    Incredible customer service!

  14. Dan U. (Verified Customer)

    Above and beyond service!
    Just need more rain now.

  15. Jeremy H. (Verified Customer)

    I haven’t had a chance to sew this seed yet. However, I spent a good amount of time on the phone asking questions about the product and getting advice from previous experience. That alone was worth the cost. I’m excited to get it going and hunt this fall.

  16. Craig Irish (Verified Customer)

    Delivery time was very impressive.

  17. Celeata (Verified Customer)

    Amazing customer service and shipped quickly. Thanks for a great experience.

  18. JASON SUNDERMAN (Verified Customer)

    Purchased and received the product in 2 days! Haven’t planted it yet, but I’m excited to get on the Vitalize rotation!

  19. Jeff Rowen (Verified Customer)

    The whole process is fast and efficient. They are always quick with a response to any emails.

  20. Corbin Reed (Verified Customer)

  21. Johnathon Jagiello (Verified Customer)

  22. Barth Guilette (Verified Customer)

  23. Eric (Verified Customer)

    I need rain before I put it in the ground as this year (2023) has been really dry but I was happy with last fall’s results and that’s why Im planting it again this year.

  24. Joel Radecki (Verified Customer)

    Awesome mix of seed and the customer service was amazing!

  25. Josh Harren (Verified Customer)

  26. Richard W. (Verified Customer)

    prompt service and great products

  27. Randy K. (Verified Customer)

    Goes in the soil next week. Order came in less than 2 days and customer support was awesome.

  28. Patrick R. (Verified Customer)

    Very disappointing upstate NY weather this year w constant rain pattern. First order from vitalize seed w the carbon load for a Fall plot and I can’t wait to see what it can do alternating w the nitro boost come Spring. Really support the no till approach and nutrient cycling to improve my soils.

    Vitalize processed my order and seed arrived within 3 days. Imagine my surprise when I called the company with some questions and founder Al Tomechko answered the phone and was so gracious and helpful.

    I’m sure the seed mix performance will be on par with the high standards of the company.
    We’ll see what shows up in the crosshairs to sample it…

  29. Marc Shafer (Verified Customer)

    Great service and 3 day delivery!!! Will let ya know on germination and quality of plot. Thanks

  30. Marc Shafer (Verified Customer)

    Great service and 3 day delivery!!! Will let ya know on germination and quality of plot. Thanks

  31. Daniel C. (Verified Customer)

    Very helpful and quick delivery. It’s growing nicely.

  32. Chris Tragesser (Verified Customer)

    I will leave a review on shipping and excellent customer service at this point!!!
    I would like to do a follow up review based on seed performance, germination, or plant vigor etc… at a later date! Thanks Chris

  33. Dave Hoy (Verified Customer)

    Packaged well, second year planting. Expecting the same great results.

  34. Shonna (Verified Customer)

    Wonderful product…

  35. Kevin C. (Verified Customer)

    Best fall food plot I’ve ever used. Plenty of green thru the whole season and winter, good germination rate

  36. Matt B. (Verified Customer)

    Albert has been more than helpful with answering my questions and making sure I’m getting the best product for my application. Shipping was faster than I expected. I’m excited to see the results I get with Carbon Load.

  37. Matt B. (Verified Customer)

    Albert has been more than helpful with answering my questions and making sure I’m getting the best product for my application. Shipping was faster than I expected. I’m excited to see the results I get with Carbon Load.

  38. Jon Wheeler (Verified Customer)

  39. Rob Rouwhorst (Verified Customer)

    Extremely impressed with this product. First time using it and already the results have exceeded my expectations. Planting date was July 28th 2023. First picture is from August 15th. 2nd picture is from August 22nd. This plot has absolutely exploded in the last week and is continuing to grow excellent! Super impressed with how well it has come up in less than 4 weeks from planting. The deer are in it regularly and it seems to be holding up well to the grazing pressure. For references this is a no-till application. Rye was planted last year and mowed down before broadcasting the Carbon Load.

    Image #1 from Rob Rouwhorst
    Image #2 from Rob Rouwhorst
  40. Raleigh G. (Verified Customer)

    Received seeds as scheduled. A++ service.

  41. Jared Havens (Verified Customer)

    I haven’t had a chance to plant this blend at the cabin yet. I have a feeling that if it doesn’t come up it has more to do with me and my soil than Al and his seed. But I will try to update with pictures as I get it in the ground and the plants are growing.

    However, this seed and company get a resounding 5 star review if only for the FAST shipping and FAST responses to questions! It is outrageous to get a well thought out and worded email back 5 minutes after you send one that turned into what felt like a conversation with your friend helping with a project.

    100% will be pre-ordering the Nitro boost for spring and probably a soil test to have them go over with me. Happy hunting and good luck this fall!

  42. Kris Yost (Verified Customer)

    Things are looking good most everything has germination a week after planting hopefully the deer enjoy it…

  43. Jared Havens (Verified Customer)

    9 days after planting! We have gotten really good rain and temps have been great. Can’t believe the germination. This is in Northern Michigan after alot of lime and amendments, but this is the best response I have ever gotten with seed. If it continues we are going to have a great looking plot.
    Thanks again everyone at Vitalize

    Image #1 from Jared Havens
    Image #2 from Jared Havens
    Image #3 from Jared Havens
  44. Will Stevens (Verified Customer)

  45. John N. (Verified Customer)

    Al was very helpful with any questions I had.

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