Q: A Low-Growing Cover Crop
A PVFS customer email - with reply from our staff.
I have 5 beds, 3’ x 8’ that are comprised of 6” high cinder blocks. The soil that the blocks are sitting on is clay and poor. What cover crop seeds would you recommend for a 70 year old woman to be able to “turn under” by hand in the coming spring and that will not become invasive?
Since you want to turn under your cover crop in Spring, I’ll assume you want a cool season seed that will be put out in fall. I don’t know where you live so you’ll have to check for appropriate hardiness zones. One of my favorite small clovers is Nitro Persian. It’s easy to work with and the flower smells wonderful. Foenugreek & Garbanzo Beans will be taller but also worth a try. If you cut the cover crop in spring before it makes seed, it shouldn’t become invasive.
Hope this helps!
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