Sustainable Green Crop

Sustainable Green Crop Product details

Sustainable Green Crop Product by:
North East Valley Community Gardens

Sustainable Green Crop, is also known as cover crop or green manure, it is a crop of quick growing plants sown densely on vacant ground or within a vegetable rotation and then dug into the top soil.

Within the soil it breaks down to humus and releases nutrients. This is a primary soil Building technique indoors sustainable Agricultural systems at both the backyard and the Farm scale.

In the garden the sustainable green crop is typically planted in late autumn, grows throughout the winter and is dug-in or mulched on top of the soil in the spring.

After digging-in it is best to have a delay of up to 3 weeks before planting the next crop. If space or time is at a percentage the green crop may be better harvested them composted or left as a mulch to allow immediate planting of the crop to follow.

It has several functions Such as: A s a protective cover for the soil (stops the winter weather washing and blowing the soil away, To gather nutrients for use by crops to follow, Maintenance of humus levels, Roots preserve soil structure and Shelter and a food source for predators.

One of the useful Sustainable Green Crop is Comfrey this is useful as a permanent stands harvested green manure or composing.

The Comfrey has roots that penetrate 3m or more into the subsoil. Therefore nutrients gathered the subsoil will replenish the top soil, while it does not spread too vigorously, an established patch is hard to get of. As such, plant comfrey somewhere in your garden where you don’t mind it being for quite some time.

Please use the Contact form on the right for Sustainable Green Crop information and ordering.

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