Winter Talks with Farmer Ross
By Farmer Ross
Over winter is a good time to work on building your soil. Two tips I use to make use of the cold weather down time for your garden are mulch and cover crops.
Mulch can be any dead organic matter- think grass clippings, leaves from trees, or straw. (Do not use hay). Simply cover your garden with about 6 inches of this type of material and add some Bio Sol. Adding this organic fertilizer to your mulch is important. It’ll help break down the mulch into plant food faster and add micro organisms.
Secondly, you can plant a cover crop to add more nutrients to the soil. Things such as clover, rye grass, and vetch bring more nutrients to the soil. They grow from November to March/April, at which point you till them into the soil and allow them to decompose for two weeks before planting your spring garden.
We’re having a winter workshop in February if you want to learn more!