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Cover Crops Basics – What Are They – And How And Why To Use Them For A Great Garden!

Cover Crops Basics - What Are They - And How And Why To Use Them For A Great Garden

Cover Crops Basics – What Are They – And How And Why To Use Them For A Great Garden!

A few years ago when I created a new garden bed from what had been lawn, the soil was extremely dense and hard to work. That Fall I planted Daikon Radishes which grew a foot or more deep in the soil. They did a really nice job breaking it up and I let them rot in place over the winter to create space for air, water and worms to do their work. In the Spring, the soil condition was much better. Got that tip from one of the Penn State lnks

A few years ago when I created a new garden bed from what had been lawn, the soil was extremely dense and hard to work. That Fall I planted Daikon Radishes which grew a foot or more deep in the soil. They did a really nice job breaking it up and I let them rot in place over the winter to create space for air, water and worms to do their work. In the Spring, the soil condition was much better. Got that tip from one of the Penn State lnks

When to Start Your Seeds

When to Start Your Seeds

Fertilizer isn't necessary when starting the seeds because the tiny seed contains everything the plant needs to germinate. However, once seedlings emerge

Tami Staas : Garden Goddess for Hire. Working with home gardeners to create productive food gardens in their own backyards. Offering consultations, installations, mentoring and maintenance. General Information	 Giving home gardeners the skills to grow a majority of their own food in their backyards, from vegetable gardens, to fruit trees, and even backyard chickens. Employing Organic and Biodynamic methods.          Contact Information  Tami Staas

Tami Staas : Garden Goddess for Hire. Working with home gardeners to create productive food gardens in their own backyards. Offering consultations, installations, mentoring and maintenance. General Information Giving home gardeners the skills to grow a majority of their own food in their backyards, from vegetable gardens, to fruit trees, and even backyard chickens. Employing Organic and Biodynamic methods. Contact Information Tami Staas

"Using Cover Crops in [Our] Garden: Amazingly useful cover crops enhance soil health & provide pest & weed control.[.. Knowing which crops serve which purposes can unlock benefits for any garden.[..] Is [its] space in need of nitrogen & microbial replenishing? Is it lacking organic matter? Are [we] losing topsoil to erosion from wind & water, or losing fruits & vegetables to weeds & pests? [C]onsult a list of cover crops best suited for [the] area & narrow the list down based on [our] need."

"Using Cover Crops in [Our] Garden: Amazingly useful cover crops enhance soil health & provide pest & weed control.[.. Knowing which crops serve which purposes can unlock benefits for any garden.[..] Is [its] space in need of nitrogen & microbial replenishing? Is it lacking organic matter? Are [we] losing topsoil to erosion from wind & water, or losing fruits & vegetables to weeds & pests? [C]onsult a list of cover crops best suited for [the] area & narrow the list down based on [our] need."

Cover Crops  Boost soil health … naturally! Planted in fall, cover crops protect soils from erosion and nutrient loss over winter. In spring, they’re turned back into the soil supplying organic matter and nutrients such as nitrogen. They’re the green way to nourish your garden.

Cover Crops Boost soil health … naturally! Planted in fall, cover crops protect soils from erosion and nutrient loss over winter. In spring, they’re turned back into the soil supplying organic matter and nutrients such as nitrogen. They’re the green way to nourish your garden.

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