Saturday, 16 August 2014

Cover crops for 2014

Soil Improvement with Cover Crops or
Green Manure
·       Return nitrogen and nutrients to the soil
·       Suppress weeds
·       Loosen and aerate packed soil
·       Reduce soil erosion
·       Add organic matter
Packages of winter field peas/ fall rye for sale for $4, cash.
1.   Clear plot, turn soil and scatter the seeds in early September.
2.   Water a bit so they germinate and have a chance to root well.
3.   Leave standing over winter and in spring till under one month before planting.

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