The Scoop on Cover Crops
Recently, on our Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply Facebook page, there was a request made for more information about our cover crops. Being a newbie to the farming and gardening world, I was left scratching my head on where to even begin. After some scavenging around the internet and our own personal library, I am proud to say that I know now what a cover crop is! Through my researching process, I found a lot of great information concerning this topic, but one website in particular was especially helpful in answering my questions. ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, features an entire article about cover crops called, "Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures." Without this article, I might still be lost and for this reason I would like to dedicate this post on sharing some of the most helpful information found in the literature about cover crops. *This information was taken directly from the article, written by Preston Sullivan, NCAT Agriculture Specialist, in July of 2003.