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Prepare Your Vegetable Garden for Winter with a Cover Crop


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 past, snow cover was a predictable insulator. […]

Weed and Feed with Cover Crops


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 rotation. Deep-rooted alfalfa brought minerals to the surface and added nitrogen to the soil. Its nutrient-rich […]

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