Planting a cover crop is like laying a protective blanket over your vegetable garden for the winter.
Planting Winter Rye cover crop will:
- Prevent soil compaction
- Prevent soil erosion
- Prevent nutrients from leaching out of the soil (especially important in raised beds!)
- Act as a groundcover preventing weed growth
- Add nutrients and texture to your soil when you till it in come spring (hence the nickname "green manure")
Learn all about how to plant a winter cover crop by watching this video.
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