How To Prepare Soil | Spring & Summer Planting | Cover-Crops
Prepping the soil with cover crops to get the soil ready for Spring & Summer planting.
If you haven’t been cover cropping it’s never too late to start. I forget sometimes but today we are going to go over my method of prepping the soil with cover crops.
So let’s look at the benefits of cover cropping first:
1. Builds the earthworm population
2. Improves Soil Aeration
3. Amplifies No Till Method
4. Reduces Erosion
5. Takes Time
6. Increases Soil Biology
7. Cuts Thru Compacted Soil
8. Suppressed diseases, pests and weeds
A cover crop provides a natural means of suppressing soil diseases and pests. It can also serve as a mulch or cover to prevent weed growth. Certain cover crops, such as clovers, field peas and beans, add nitrogen to the soil, reducing the need for nitrogen fertilizer, which could have environmental impacts, and lowering costs of production. . Deep tap roots of some cover crops grown in the fall and spring penetrate compacted soil layers, improving drainage while conducting more moisture deeper in the profile. A cover crop can provide high-quality material for grazing livestock or haying, and can provide habitat for beneficial insects and pollinators, such as grasses like rye & wheat along with triticale a mustard blend.
A cover crop stores nutrients from manure, mineralized organic nitrogen or underutilized fertilizer until the next crop can utilize them, reducing nutrient runoff and leaching.
This is just the beginning of what cover crops can actually do to your soil.
I have been cover cropping in earnest since last year and there is a difference in my soil, small but it is there. It does take time.
I also have some tips that you might want to try. If you have a fruit tree that is NOT producing fruit you may want to start cover cropping. If the tree doesn’t have fruit it can only mean a few things: The soil is depleted or it’s the wrong place to put it. We have a little time left to experiment with our soil and the areas where we want to plant so don’t waste the time and get to it.
I am going to do a new experiment with my mango tree because I have had it for over 3 years now and it is still not making fruit so I’m going to do cover cropping around the outside of the tree to see if I can bring more nutrients or the ones lacking to make fruit to the tree’s root system area and maybe I will get fruit, will start that experiment today.
Don’t delay get planting today.
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