Now Starring (drumroll please) the Cover Crops

On a farm, cover crops usually play supportive roles at best.   Unglamorous crops like clover and vetch never get the shiny magazine spreads reserved for trendy heirloom tomatoes or the newest hydrangea cultivar.  They just quietly hold down the soil, fix nitrogen, provide food for the pollinators and create biomass to enrich the soil.  It sounds like enough to me for a starring role, but cover crops are almost always considered second fiddle to the crops. But right now, the cover crops are having their moment to shine. The crimson clover is topped with dramatic red blossoms, the vetch is covered in …

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