Cover Crop

About to turn under this buckwheat I planted as a cover crop. After the garlic was harvested from this plot I sowed buckwheat and it grew easily and quickly with just a little water from our sprinkler. Now I will shovel it up and lay it back down, putting the buckwheat under a few inches of soil. It will decompose there under the soil and release the minerals it acquired as it grew. When I plant the next succession of plants in this soil they will be fed from what is left over from the buckwheats’ bodies. Feed the soil so it can feed us.

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About Erin O'Neill

Hi, my name is Erin O'Neill. I am a part time urban homesteader and a full time homemaker and new mom. I enjoy canning my own food, crafting, raising chickens and working my bit of land. This blog is for anyone who wants to hear about the day to day struggles and successes of incorporating the old ways of life back into today's busy world.
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