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.
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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