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Cover Crops for the Garden

By GrowOrganic.com on September 19, 2014

In this video, Tricia will show you how to plant green manure, or cover crops, in your vegetable garden.

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We planted cover crops in our raised beds. It is about 6-8” tall. Do we turn it over and work into the soil in March ready for late April, May planting?  do we cut down the height first?

Posted by Derek on Mar. 12, 2017 at 5:58:04 AM

Derek, When your cover crops start to flower you can cut them down. I have found if you cut with a weed eater is really fast and I start at the top and cut in small chunks so it is easier to turn under and break down faster. You can either turn it under with a fork or lay some black plastic or compost cover over it to speed up the break down, then before you are ready to plant, turn it under.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Mar. 14, 2017 at 5:00:17 PM

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