[Homestead] Cover crop
lurine at softcom.net
Sun Aug 12 19:59:57 EDT 2007
Daikon radishes, alfalfa and buckwheat.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Bowen" <don.bowen at earthlink.net>
>I am looking for suggestions for soil building cover crops. The soil is
> mostly adobe clay with no organic matter. It is the top of some fill
> came from the middle of a cut. It is so hard and packed that in order to
> dig trenches for a water line I had to start with a soaker hose then dig
> about a couple of inches, repeat, rinse. Some areas resisted even that
> required a heavy pick.
> I am looking for something to plant in the next few weeks that has deep
> roots and likes poor soil. If it can grow in well into a Zone 9 fall and
> winter, so much the better. The idea is to get something to start
> up the soil and allow other nutrients to reach deeper.
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