Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Winter Rye Cover Crop
This cover crop will do a few different things for the soil. It will help prevent erosion and compaction. It will help keep the biology in the soil going. It will suppress weeds. And it will also make a nice green manure that will be tilled back into the soil in the spring adding organic matter to the soil.
What I'll probably do is amend the planting area and till it in the early Spring. About a 10x10 space. The rest I'll mow down from time time time to keep it manageable until June, when I'll till the rest in, about the same time that the pumpkin plants are about to grow out of their hoop houses.