Winter cover crops & nitrogen
The autumn and winter is often the best time for a green manure to be grown since it may be fitted in between cash crops. Cover crops (green manures) are integral to organic cropping systems. They are grown to conserve, accumulate and recycle organic matter and plant nutrients, to improve soil fertility and structure and to assist in the control of weeds, pests and diseases. This link takes you to the Henry Doubleday Research Association's UK website. Bookmark us or use your back button to return to Organic Pathways!