Spring Cover Crop Seed Mix

cover crop seed mix

Shortly after completing the earth works for the new food forest I wanted to put together a seed mix to apply as cover crop around the swales and surrounding area.  The goals for this are three-fold:

  1. Generate biomass to build soil
  2. Maintain moisture by shielding soil from sun and wind
  3. Fix nitrogen

I purchased my seeds from Johnny’s Selected Seeds.  Here is the composition of my mix:

  • Calendula
  • Daikon Radish
  • Purple Top Forage Turnips
  • Field Peas
  • Rainbow Carrot
  • Common Valerian
  • Alfalfa
  • Buckwheat
  • Sweet Clover
  • Hairy Vetch

The clovers and Alfalfa were innoculated, and everything was mixed together in 5-gallon buckets.  It was then broadcast around the entire food forest area, as well as other areas on the property.

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