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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 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 Dec 2012

Well ,this has been a long time coming.  By request, this is a recent update on the latest trial.   These spp and cv were chosen based on what was available, recommended, and out of  plain curiosity.  They were sown … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Cabbage in a Cover Crop Cocktail Mix

ETHIOPIAN CABBAGE Brassica carinata, also sometimes referred to as B. abyssinica, Ethiopian mustard or rapeseed. The pic is from here, describing how the Ethiopian cabbage stays upright well after ripening, unlike the radish on the left which rots away quickly.  Mr … Continue reading

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AMARANTH in a Cover Crop Cocktail Mix

Amaranth A is for Amaranth.  As the Sage of Omaha said, (to paraphrase), “With all those stock names to study, start with A.” Amaranthus has over 70 species in the genus, according to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth I have seen amaranth listed … Continue reading

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