too late for a cover crop?

kirsten27(z7 NC)June 15, 2008

I'm interested in seeding some sort of cover crop in a few fallow parts of my vegetable garden. My intent is to enrich the soil by growing it, then turning it under later on. Is there anything that can be seeded at this time?

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I would think that soybeans or cowpeas would grow as long as you got some water on them. They may not get as big so you could sow them kinda thick and not worry about bean production.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2008 at 9:09AM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

How about mustard greens? They grow thickly and seem unconcerned about intermittent waterings. Just plow them under before they go to flower (yellow).

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 1:28AM
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kirsten27(z7 NC)

Thanks for the ideas! I'm going to get on it this weekend...

    Bookmark   June 19, 2008 at 4:28PM
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