Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cover Crop is Coming in Nicely

About 1 1/2 weeks ago I seeded a new cover crop into the patch.  The cover crop will help suppress weeds, help keep the soil from becoming compacted, build the biology in the soil, pull nutrients from the soil and make them more readily available to the pumpkin plant and will make a nice green manure (organic matter) when I till it back in 3-4 weeks from now.  I seed everywhere in the patch except 4 feet from the hoop houses.  I'm using a winter rye grass for the cover crop.  It grows like a weed and is very hardy and fairly easy to get started.  When I put it down I also put down some myco so hopefully it will help get it started.

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