Fall Planting and Cover Crop Planting

A fun productive Sunday for me. Fall crops planted and cover crops seeded as well.

What’s up everybody. How’s it going? Happy Sunday, everyone. Hope y’all had a fantastic day. I’m sure you did. Who’s great? You are. All right y’all. Oh, okay. So today was just kind of like, you know what, I’m just gonna kind of clean the garden a little bit since the elk ate all our corn and everything.

And that stuff happened. It’s like, Hmm. But we ended up cleaning. You can see behind me I string trimmed it all the way down, string trim. And then we fixed the beds, string trim, string trim, everything so nice and clean. But then I just got like this crazy idea. I’m like, you know what? The ground is still pretty moist.

We’re still getting rain. And we’ll just plant some cool weather crops again. So we did that. I got two full beds, two and a half feet by 50 feet of carrot, spinach, kale, salad mix, you know, that type of stuff. Uh, just to over winter, radish, of course, um, some greens and the other two, we just did, uh, cover crops to re.

You know, re-mineralize the soil for next year. So that’s just a crazy blend of cover crops. We got one, these two rows we did the, uh, winter cover crops, which I know there’s, um, rye, there’s hairy vetch, and there’s some clovers. There’s like five different clovers in there. And I don’t even remember off the top of my head, but I know there’s at least 10 different species of cover crops in.

Half of them will winter kill and the other half will over winter and they’ll re-bloom in the spring. So that’s the cool thing about the winter one. So, you know anything about cover crops? You know, it’s really beneficial for, you know, like, no-till. I had not tilled my garden in three years, actually four years until now, only because you know, the elk kind of pushed.

Certain areas further than others. So pretty heavy, pretty big elk had to level it back out, but there’s still areas where, you know, you can kind of see it’s, but that’s okay. Um, this side here we did this summer blend. Um, I just added winter rye as well. So the winter rye will, I know once it establishes, we got plenty of time for it to establish it will over winter and then come spring.

They will re-flourish so that’s the one that will over winter. Um, most of the summer ones, um, we have, what was it like? Cow peas, um, African cabbage. daikon radish. Um, uh, black oil sunflower. Um, I mean, it’s been a while since I looked at his list, but also we have sunn hemp, um, and a few other clovers as well. So the clovers will over winter as well, and they’ll come back, but just all that clovers settle too long because their roots are super, super crazy.

Um, I have one over here. You pull out to me, they’re like at least a two and a half, three foot tap root anyway, that was our day. So hopefully you had an awesome Sunday and we will see you later. We’ll give you updates on this peace out y’all.