Why Sow Cover Crops?
Cover crops, also known as green manures, are one of the cornerstones of sustainable agriculture. Weeding, harvesting, and even foot traffic can degenerate the soil of a home garden. Utilizing cover crops, such as fast-growing grains, legumes, and grasses, can improve the soil, suppress weeds, and aid in controlling pests. Use cover crops in fallow garden beds during the off season to help build the soil for a healthier and more abundant garden next year!
Here are great tips on planting and tilling in Cover Crops from Renee’s Garden.