Chris Giannini wrote:Or you could possibly plant cover crops in the fall and let them die over the winter as long as they have a few months to create more nitrogen before the bitter cold and snow arrives.
That is the plan. I have had some things (hairy vetch is one) that came up again in the spring, but most things winter kill here. I have fall and early spring to get as much nitrogen in the soil as I can unless I plant a good nitro-fixing/ground-busting cover crop in half the gardens this fall and next spring and leave it growing until I can chop and drop it with the idea that I just don't use those gardens for a year. I'm not against that idea either. I'm pretty much open to anything that will improve these garden plots.
I have one area that I talked about in another thread
where I just planted every seed
I had extras of, but that was mainly to get a lot of roots
in the ground and start feeding the soil.