Breaking Up Clay Soil With Cover Crops
Hi! I live in Lodi and have BAD compacted soil. I cleared up some grass and well, I was wondering if I can use cover crops to loosen up the soil since its already late february. Of course I'll add compost to, but will the cover crops work? If so, which are the best? I am planning to use a variety of cover crops if possible. example: mustard, rye etc...). So which is the best combo for somewhat clay like soil? Oh yeah and I can leave it on for about a year so it can do its job because i heard some cover crops have best results if left on for about a year. Please recognize that this is NOT necessarily for green manure, but improving soil.
Thanks so much, i appreciate the help- Newbie
P.S. If you would know, what are some good tasty grapevines (will concord be good?) grapes for Lodi, CA? I heard we might have a drought this year.