Cover crops

Cover crops are just plants that you grow for mulch and/or for tilling them back into the soil to add organic material.  I bought a cheap 10 pound bag of soil builder mix from Grow Organic.

About a month or so of growth

I trimmed the cover crops with a weed trimmer which might not have been the best idea as it was very messy. Next time I think I’ll use some hedge trimmers.

Trimmed

Dug in

Nitrogen fixing plants have small nitrogen nodules on their roots that can provide nitrogen to surrounding plants and soil. Root Nodules Wiki

Root Nodules

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