The seeds have a three-fold value in improving soil quality. There will be an increase in soil fertility and attracting pollinators, as well as being beneficial to the environment.
Cover crops are plants not planted for harvest, but to boost soil fertility and reduce erosion during the fall to early spring months. Our cover crop mix includes Flax, Phacelia, Tillage Radish, Oats, Austrian Winter Pea and Cow Pea. All seeds are untreated, non-GMO and the micron inoculant is OMRI certified for organic use.
Think of Cover Crops as providing a feast for your soil biota. The macro and microorganisms work night and day to convert the nutrients in your soil to an available form. They also condition the soil by creating more pore space for air and water circulation. If your soil lacks organic matter the soil will be dry, powdery and compacted. Cover Crop acts like a pro-biotic for your soil.
When natural methods are used to improve soil health and increase yields, the requirement for fertilizer and other chemicals is far less. This reduction in chemicals is good for our water quality, wildlife and the environment at large.
The District is only selling the seed on a pre-order basis. The orders must be placed before July 21, 2017 and be picked up at the District from August 14 – 17, 2017. The District also encourages residents to test for soil fertility of by using a soil test kit sold by the District year round.
Click here to order your Cover Crop.