Putting The Garden To Bed – How To Plant A Cover Crop This Fall! Video Included

Old World Garden Farms

When people ask us about the key to our garden’s fertility – it doesn’t take long before the subject of using cover crops come up in the conversation!

Along with utilizing compost throughout the garden season – the planting of our fall cover crops are one of the biggest reasons we have been able to build the rich and fertile soil in our vegetable garden.

So What Is A Cover Crop And What Does It Do?

A fall cover crop is a specific planting of seed such as annual rye (our favorite), clover or buckwheat that is planted in the early fall and protect the soil over the winter.

Cover crops like annual rye provide a thick coat of protection to the soil over the winter months Cover crops like annual rye provide a thick coat of protection to the soil over the winter months

The crop germinates in the fall, then becomes dormant over the winter months.  It comes back strong in the early Spring -and then is turned…

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