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 cases 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 a “living mulch.”
Purchased by the pound from DeYoung’s Farm & Garden in Woodinville, a mere $1.29/lb. of Crimson Clover Seed will be an easy gardening chore in early September. Cover crops also prevent rain compaction and also adds needed nitrogen to your vegetable beds.
Planting crimson clover seeds is a simple and sustainable way to protect and bolster your soil; just scatter seeds on bare ground or scatter under growing crops and water.
Go get ’em gardeners ~ ~ ~