Todd Parr wrote:I'm wondering more and more if planting cover crops is really necessary at all. I'm not certain how much advantage there over just letting weeds grow as my cover crops. When I'm ready to plant, I can mow them down, layer on mulch and make holes or rows to plant in. Even if weeds don't fix nitrogen, they contain it and will release it to be used after I chop and drop them right?
Jack Somerville wrote:Thank you everyone for the thorough answers! I'm very interested in all the techniques metioned. And especially interested in Marco's methods. I forgot to look at which zone you're in (I'll check right after this reply). I'm also going to snoop on past posts to see if you (Marco) have some pictures showing any of what you're describing. I'll have to re-read and see if you mentioned anything about overwintering or how reseeding works the next year.
Thanks a lot,