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Q: Cover Crop (Green Manure) in Indiana
Nov 02, 2009 - Janice
I’m starting an organic micro-farm in northern Indiana. The first season is going to be the spring of 2010. I’m wanting to plant a cover crop and a friend of mine that runs a micro-farm in Colorado recommended you to me and said that I should email or give you a call. I have two plots that I’ve tilled. One plot is approximately 80’x40’ and the second is 36’x36’. Both plots do contain some clay soil. What do you recommend as far as a cover crop for northern Indiana? And how much seed should I order from you?
Thank you very much for your time.
Congratulations on your new farm!
The Red Clover can tolerate down to 0 degrees. You have many choices if you wanted to plant in early spring but these three I’ve listed should be ok to plant now. I wouldn’t wait to long to get them in the ground.
You have a total of 4,496 square feet so if you went with the Cold Zone Soil Builder you would need. 12-15 lbs. The Red Double-cut Clover would be 5-6 lbs.
Hope this helps