All About Growing Cover Crops

Learn which cover crops best suit your needs for spring, summer, fall and winter.

"Sustainable Market Farming" by Pam Dawling is a comprehensive year-round guide for the small-scale farmer in every climate zone.
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Sweet corn undersown with soybeans and oats. The soybeans will die with the first frost, while the oats will grow later into the winter before winter-killing. In early spring, this patch will be easy to work up for planting.
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A winter cover crop mix of rye, hairy vetch and crimson clover.
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We undersow our fall broccoli with a mix of red and white clovers. The following spring, we mow the old brassica plants, and leave the clovers growing all year to replenish the soil.
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