Cover Crops For Gardens Extension

Cover Crops For Gardens Extension



Cover Crops For Gardens Extension

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SERVICE. FS 304. Reprinted February 1999. Cover Crops for Home Gardens. R.L. Rackham and R. McNeilan.
Cooperative Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. A Member of the University of Maine System. Cover Crops for Home Gardens.
“You can select cover crops based on needs in your garden by planting a legume cover crop such as Austrian peas or hairy vetch to fix nitrogen or planting grass cover crops such as winter wheat or grain rye or oats to scavenge left over nutrients from vegetable garden then recycled by plowing under in spring.
Popular fall-planted cover crops include oats, winter rye, winter wheat, crimson. Purchase seed locally if possible from a farm supply store or garden center.
This fact sheet is part of the WSU Extension Home Garden Series. This fact sheet is one of a three-part series on cover crops for home gardeners. It focuses on .
Planting a cover crop at the end of the harvest will benefit your garden in the seasons to come.



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