[permaculture] Cover Crops

DrJWagner at aol.com DrJWagner at aol.com
Mon Jun 20 18:42:16 EDT 2005

I have succesfully broadcasted the seed over cuit lawn, then used a light 
application of well rotted compost and just used a yard rake to make sure it made 
it to the soil rather than sitting on top of the grass.  A little rain and 
In a message dated 6/20/2005 2:18:28 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
zack at riseup.net writes:
So I'm going to sow a cover mix of white, strawberry, 
and alsike clovers, purple vetch, a pacific northwest 
wildflower blend, some hard red fescue, roman
chamomile, alyssum, etc. in my baby forest garden. 

I'm resistant to the idea of roto-tilling my entire 
back yard prior to seeding,and I'm curious if anyone 
has any advice as to how to ecologically administer seed. 

I was thinking I might direct broadcast the seed and then 
mow the lawn very short on top of it, and hope for rain - 
or perhaps water it really well. Any other tried and true methods?

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