This year, instead of putting mulched leaves on my garden bed, I’m going to plant a cover crop.
Why a cover crop?
- It will grow quickly and then die with the first hard frost, leaving a protective cover on the garden all winter so the soil doesn’t blow or wash away.
- The cover crop will block weeds from growing in the garden.
- In the spring, the cover crop is easily turned into the soil and becomes a nutrient rich fertilizer for next year’s plants.
This video from Expert Village demonstrates how easy it is to plant a cover crop on your garden.