Category Archives: Summer legume spp

Summer Cover Crop Trial Feb 2014 Week 2

Summer Cover Crop Trial Feb 2014 Week 2 After week 1 the weather was cooler, not many days over 30C.  These tropical plants still grew noticeably.  It made me wonder if I had, again, missed the boat for a real … Continue reading

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Summer Cover crop in Texas

The Yanks are “miles” ahead of us in cover cropping experience, and their no-till magazines are often highlighting articles about success stories, (or example stories). ‘ “Hot, dry weather is exactly why you would want to plant a summer cover … Continue reading

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Summer Cover Crop Trial Feb 2014 Week 1

Summer Cover Crop Trial Feb 2014 Week 1 What a difference a good soaking and hot soil will do, after 7 days. These pics are the plants so far, which have germinated, size being relative to the icypole sticks.  Some … Continue reading

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Summer Cover crop trial Jan 2014

Summer Cover Crop Trial Jan 2014. The garden sized trial for early 2014 is sown, and watered, finally. So it will be a “February germination” trial. And from past lessons learned, the walk rows are wide, I can and will … Continue reading

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GUAR in a Cover Crop Cocktail Mix

Cyamopsis tetragonoloba  AKA Cluster Bean Guar seems to be definitely worth trying as a cover crop.  The few past growers I can contact in Australia seem to think so.  For cover cropping or otherwise, it can grow good biomass, as … Continue reading

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TEPARY BEANS in a Cover Crop Cocktail Mix

TEPARY BEANS T is for Tepary Beans, Phaseolus acutifolius which is out of my alphabetical order, but too bad. Plants at about 7 weeks, garden sown mid Jan 2012, watered. Tepary beans had me intrigued because they are known for … Continue reading

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AZUKI BEANS in a Cover Crop Cocktail Mix

AZUKI BEANS Although I haven’t trialled them yet, I must have come across a report (presently unciteable) which mentioned azuki beans, also known as adzuki beans, as a cover crop option in tropical areas. According to the Wikipedia azuki bean entry,  they seem … Continue reading

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