Monday, October 5, 2009

Winter Rye Cover Crop for Your Vegetable Garden

Sowing a winter annual crop following the harvest of summer annual vegetables has long been recognized for its importance in conserving soil and water and maintaining or increasing soil organic matter levels. Winter Rye is regarded as one of the most suited small grains for winter cover crop use because of its wide adaptability, tolerance to extreme winter temperatures, and ease of establishment.

We highly recommended rye, because of its superior winter hardiness and the production of relatively large amounts of persistent mulch, as a cover crop for home vegetable gardens.

We have Winter Rye in stock as well as "Fall Magic" Grass seed for an autumn lawn reseeding