Keep it Growing
Farmer Talk - "Green Manure" In gardener's lingo, green manure is a type of cover crop grown primarily to add nutrients to the soil. A green manure crop is typically grown for a specific period and then plowed under and worked into the soil. As a cover crop, green manure keeps moisture levels up and weeds down. After being worked into the soil, green manure adds nutrient-rich organic matter and also improves water retention. Examples of green manure crops are clover and alfalfa. Ask your local nursery about availability and get going on this inexpensive and effective method to improve the quality of your soil!
All of you veggie lovers might be enjoying green beans, carrots, squash, corn, eggplant, beets, blueberries, tomatoes, peppers and okra.
Put down a layer of hay straw! This will help keep weeds down and moisture in as the hot weather continues. Make sure your tomatoes and "pole" beans have support. They will need the extra help when the heat really starts to stress them out.
As always, have fun & water!
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