[nafex] Can someone recommend a cover crop: annual, low-growing, flowering, will spread, will grow in wood-chip mulch
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Sun Jan 20 11:36:19 EST 2013
You don't ask for much out of a ground cover. If you could only be flexible on one of the criteria.
That being said, an annual turf rye might be what you are looking for.You may have to feed the rye to get it established.
Dutch white clover would be my choice if perennial crops were in your list of conditions. They would deal well with the chips.
On Jan 18, 2013, at 12:36 PM, Alexander Brands wrote:
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>> Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:31:23 -0500 (EST)
>> From: Steven Covacci <filtertitle at aol.com>
>> Subject: [nafex] Can someone recommend a cover crop: annual,
>> low-growing, flowering, will spread, will grow in wood-chip mulch
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>> Can someone recommend a cover crop that fit's these conditions:
>> It's an annual
>> It's low-growing
>> Will spread within the growing season
>> Will grow in wood-chip mulch (that has begun to break down)
>> Steve (NJ)
> I've had good luck with hairy vetch. Not sure how low growing you
> want, vetch gets maybe a foot tall as it sprawls about. It is annual,
> but self seeds here in Pennsylvania. Bees like the flowers, and it
> fixes nitrogen.
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