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Growing winter rye and daikon together?  RSS feed

 
Scott Stiller
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Hello friends. For now I'm planting two cover crops this fall, winter rye and daikon. I've planted both of them before but I was wondering if I could plant them in the same plot? Thank you
 
Mike Gaughan
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Hi Scott,

There should be no problem doing that. I'm considering doing the same thing this fall. Multi-species cover crop mixes are becoming very popular. Some farmers are planting mixes with 10 to 20 species to provide a variety of ecological functions such as carbon generation, nitrogen fixation, pest suppression, subsoil tillage, erosion control, pollinator interest, and nutrient accumulation, to name a few. Google "Gabe Brown", he is one of the leading multi-cover crop dudes.

Thanks,
Mike
 
Scott Stiller
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Thanks Mike. I'm turning abused, eroded red clay into good dirt and need all the help I can get!
 
E Lum
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Your post caught my eye enough to get me to register with Permies. I grow triticale with daikon and fenugreek, with a dash of mustards thrown in. Work great together (much better together than alone). Since triticale is a rye/wheat, I thought my experience might help with your rye with daikon question.
 
Scott Stiller
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Thanks for the tip E, and welcome to permies.
 
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