Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Cover Cropping

Using cover crops, or "green manure," is a passive way to fertilize your garden plots or large pastures. To do this, you plant something that takes up a lot of nitrogen from the soil, such as rye or buckwheat, and then cut it down before it has reached maturity. It is then mulched back into the soil.

As the green manure breaks down, it returns the nitrogen that it originally absorbed from the land back to the soil for your next planting. This is a great way to organically fertilize your garden, and works amazingly well for huge plots of land.

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