A cover crop - also called "Green Manure" - is planted to maintain and improve soil fertility through increased carbon content and organic matter, water utilization and to help manage weeds, pests and diseases. It can also provide forage for chickens, goats, sheep as well as fixing nitrogen. Pretty impressive, isnt it? Organic growers have been using and refining these techniques for the past 40 years, and we are sharing them with you!
Each species of cover crop contributes particular benefits to the soil and environment. Using the recommendations of some long-term organic farmers and consultants, weve custom tailored our mix to specific ratios for the most benefits for the home gardener. This is the result of several decades of observations and experiences and has proven to work.