Todd Parr wrote:I use tillage radish a lot, but if it doesn't have at least 8 weeks or so before it frost-kills, it will have pretty limited growth. If you have 8 weeks, I would try it. Otherwise I would save the seed for later. Nothing says you can't plant tillage radish in the spring as long as you don't need that area for planting then.
Travis Johnson wrote:In life there are things we want to do, and then there are a few surprises. As farmers we just have to roll with it. In this case, I would just sow down winter rye exclusively and you will be well ahead in the Spring time. Is it the ideal mixture you wanted? No, but it was not your fault, delays happen, so use what you can this year, and next year try your ideal cover crop mixture when you can get an earlierjump on it. Winter rye by itselfis an excellent cover crop and why so many farmers rely on it.
Andrew Roesner wrote:
Drew, looks like tick beans might be what we call fava beans up this way? Thanks for the recommendation! They might work great in this system!