A mix of field peas and oats on the left, next to a bed of buckwheat on the right.
As we tuck our raised bed vegetable gardens in for the long winter, we’ve had to consider some ways to protect and improve our soil. We know that we can never leave the soil in our beds exposed to the elements, which can easily deplete nutrients. In the p [...]
Clover, ryegrass, and other cover crops deter weeds, conserve moisture, and add nutrients to the soil when tilled under.
I spent a fair amount of time on my aunt and uncle’s 100-cow dairy farm as a child. The patchwork landscape of the farm’s 500 rolling acres changed every summer as corn, oats, and alfalfa followed each other in [...]