Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cover Crop Time

All my butternut squash plants have died. As they came up from the castings I spread, and I have 15 squash to hold me, that suites me just fine. Now to fill in that bare soil. Last year I finally behaved myself and actually used a winter cover crop. Last year I used a pea. This season I have decided to go with a a type of perennial rye ( Wren's Abruzzi Rye) that is ( according to Southern Exposure) most suited for the southeast, blended with vetch. You can check it out or order some of your own from Southern Exposure Here.

1 comment:

  1. I'd love some more information about your experience using a cover crop! Did you let it winterkill? Did you let it go to seed? Did you leave the stalks as mulch? I'm thinking about doing cover crops this winter.