Spring cover cropping new Swales
Location: North Carolina zone 7
posted 1 year ago
Hello friends. I am getting ready to embark on bramble clearing and swale making. The problem as I see it is with the amount I'm having prepared I need lots of seeds to plant immediately after completion. Because I don't have the money for all the trees, veggie, and fruit seed/plants I need I'm planning to cover crop. I'm a fan of winter rye and winter pea. Plus the seeds are fairly cheap. I don't think the winter pea would survive long after it warmed up here in zone 7. But what about the cereal rye? I think I could plant it in early spring and it could be my cover until I had something else to plant there. What does the permies community think?