Barren To Fertile Soil: Using Cover Crops & Sheet Mulching… – Eco Snippets

Barren To Fertile Soil: Using Cover Crops & Sheet Mulching…

Barren To Fertile Soil: Using Cover Crops & Sheet Mulching...

Here’s how Steve Cornett from Natures Always Right market garden brought very cheap but insanely effective fertility to his soil….

Sheet mulches and cover crops are an incredible way to use nature to smother weeds, loosen soil, add tons of nutrients, remove contaminants, attract beneficial insects and other life, as well as condition the soil and microbiome.

Steve believes that without this cover crop he probably would have spent at least another $1,000 on initial soil to get his market garden going. It took about 6 months for the total process. But if you have the time this is far better for your soil in the long run than just bringing in a bunch of already made compost/nutrients.

While the cover crop did it’s magic, Steve was building his chicken coop, vermiculture systems, planting berries and grapes, building his home garden and beginning the nursery area. By the time he finished all of that Spring had come and it was time to build the market garden beds.

When you know where you will farm or garden far in advance he highly recommends using these techniques. Cover crops can even be done during the season or inter-planted for increased fertility. Check it out below…

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