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too late for a cover crop?

Posted by kirsten27 z7 NC (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 15, 08 at 13:54

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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RE: too late for a cover crop?

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.

RE: too late for a cover crop?

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

RE: too late for a cover crop?

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

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