Time for cover crops

As we head into the fall, it’s time to think about getting your garden ready for next spring and summer. A great way to revitalize the soil is to plant cover crops. Cover crops serve multiple purposes: they smother weeds, attract pollinators, control erosion, build up biomass/structure in the soil, fix nitrogen and other nutrients that would otherwise be unavailable to garden crops, and many are edible, producing seed that can be used to make flour. My former sustainable agriculture professor has put together a terrific DVD on how to use cover crops to keep your soil and garden healthy:

http://www.homeplaceearth.com/3.html

View a preview of it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9pcJQK9LrA

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