Sunday, November 16, 2014

the cover crop emerges

Back in mid October, children gathered in the Kitchen Garden
during church school to gather the last harvest for the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry. At midday, an infusion of adults came, pulled up the last of the plants and made a big compost pile, and planted a cover crop.

Here's a peek at the day, and at the cover crop that has emerged.

wouldn't want to meet this crew in a dark garden…

The cover crop for the winter. This planting will winter kill giving a nice underground biomass, decaying organic nitrogen fix in the spring and a perfect ground cover to plant into in the spring. Read more here. 

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