Sustainability starts with soil conservation. We use a red clover as our covercrop for our raised bed vegetable garden. The red cover grows through the winter and preserves our soil from the 50+ inches per year of rain while also adding nitrogen into the soil. As a bonus, we improve the soil structure by incorporating the red clover into the soil.
Here are spring peas that were planted right after the red clover was incorporated.
If you didn't plant a covercrop last fall, there's still time to plant your garden this spring but you need to start planning NOW and planting SOON!
Here's a preview of another glorious strawberry season to come!