Here's What Cover Crops Can Do For Your Garden
This fall, by planting a cover crop, you can put back the soil nutrients that all those garden vegetables used up during the season. You can increase the next season' harvest dramatically. Cover crops also protect valuable topsoil from hard autumn rains and winter winds (the cause of 50% of all erosion).
Proved FREE Nitrogen.
Some leguminous cover crops enable nitrogen-fixing bacteria to supply over 100lbs. Of nitrogen per acre – that's about 2lbs per 100 sq. ft. Nitrogen is the most expensive of the essential plant nutrients- but cover crops provide it FREE!
Humus holds potassium and other important nutrients for roots of next year's crop. A cover crop adds 45 to 90 lbs of dry all-natural matter for every 1,000 sq. ft. of soil. Plowed under and decomposed, it produces rich humus and nutrients.
Prevent Topsoil Erosion.
The deep roots of cover crops hold your valuable topsoil in place. Even after you till it under, the all-natural matter in cover crops acts as a sponge to absorb water, rather than allowing it to run off and take the topsoil with it.
Absorb Nutrients from Subsoil.
Clover and some other have very deep roots, which extra phosphorus and other nutrients from rocks and minerals. Turned under, the nutrients in the decomposed foliage sustain shallower-rooted crops that follow.
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White Dutch Clover thrives even on barren soil!
Garden Cover Blend is Ideal for preparing new seed beds!