Cover Crops

Cover crops in Raised Beds

Cover crops in Raised Beds

I’ve had question from a  gardener about the use of cover crops instead of leaves or hay.  Yes , you can plant cover crops.  They are an excellent way to replenish the nutrients in the soil. Here is a link to an article about the types of seeds and the way to plant.

http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/cover-crop-basics

I am planning to plant Field Peas and Oats.  If you read the article you will see that these die down during the winter, making it easier to plant again in the Spring.  I bought the seeds some time ago from Fedco but I have seen packages of seed at Wentworth Greenhouse for home gardeners.

Happy Fall, Ellen