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Cover crops

Cover crops to the rescue

Healthy soil is essential for healthy plants.  Using cover crops in the home garden is one way to promote soil health.  Cover crops are non-harvested crops that add organic matter to the soil, transfer nitrogen by creating nitrogen compounds usable by plants, and break up heavy clay or compacted soil.  Cover crops are planted either before you plant your garden or after harvest.  They can also be planted in areas that are unused for the season.  Using cover crops in the home garden has many...
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