Winter Ground Cover For Veggie Garden - Knowledgebase Question

S. Huntington, NY
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Question by sassylzr
August 7, 2002
need help locating seeds and/or plants for winter ground cover such as Rye, Winter Wheat, Rape, Hairy Vetch, or Crimson Clover. Could you help me?

Answer from NGA
August 7, 2002
For a winter vegetable garden cover crop, you might prefer an annual and let it die in place and cover the soil surface because these are among the easiest to work under in the spring in a home garden situation. An alternative would be to cover it with a generous layer of straw and/or chopped leaves late this fall and then work that into the soil next spring.

Mail order sources for seed for different cover crops would include Pinetree

and Johnnys Selected Seeds

Good luck with your cover crop!


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