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My Cover Crop pics
Location: Northern Italy
posted 4 years ago
Here are some pictures of my cover crops...
any comments would be great. I have heavy clay soil.
Oats - Sowed in order to turn the oats into a weed. Hopefully I won't need to buy another 50$ bag. Also for nitrogen scavenging.
Clover and Forage Carrot Mix - N-fixing, permanent cover crop, chop and dropped (stressed) for
. Carrots give root matter. I throw the mix over bare soil when it arrives through my digging.
-Bird's Foot Trefoil
-yellow sweet clover (MELILOTUS OFFICINALIS)
Beets and Daikon - Spring - Winter - Fall extra root matter
the peas are just for seed saving...and the beans are for the Three Sisters guild.
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Some poems rhyme. But this is a tiny ad:
The permaculture playing cards make great stocking stuffers:
Using Seeds Normally Used For Forage
Know Your Enemy: Carrot Rust Fly
Overseeding lawn with Cover Crops
clover as nitrogen fixing living mulch