If you do not have access to brown manure, try green manure! Okay, that was a poor attempt to make a joke, but I thought it was kind of funny….
In reality though, jokes aside, green manure can replace animal manure with great results! It adds organic matter to the soil, prevents soil erosion, adds nitrogen(if a leguminous crop), suppresses weeds and retains nutrients in the soil. Now, I’m all for animal manure too, but using green manures is a great way to diversify and give your soil that extra boost, especially if you have sandy soil like we do.
Another name for green manure is cover crops. Does that sound more familiar? Some refer to a cover crop as a green manure when it is tilled back into the ground. There are three ways to use a green manure crop. It can be planted in the fall to overwinter and then tilled under in the spring before planting. Green manure can be a main crop for the whole year, then tilled under the following year to plant. Or, it can be undersown.
What exactly does undersown mean?
white clover in between root crops
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