Cover crops are plants such as red clover that are seeded in the fall and used for erosion control, weed suppression and improving soil quality while the garden is dormant. A cover crop is usually turned under in the spring, in which case the “cover crop” is used as a soil amendment and is synonymous with “green manure crop”. In its capacity to control weeds it is designated as a “living mulch”. Cover crops also prevent rain compaction and adds much needed nitrogen to your vegetable beds.
Talk to Tad at Keep It Simple Farm about purchasing it for your garden. Seeding Crimson Clover is an easy gardening chore in early September.
Planting Crimson Clover Seed is a simple and sustainable way to protect and bolster your veggie garden soil. Just scatter seeds on bare ground or scatter under growing crops and water. Helpful concept here . . . so, would you rather scatter a handful of seeds throughout your garden for better soil or haul in loads of compost? Work smarter, not harder with cover crops.