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
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
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
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
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
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
Guar, a potential cover crop legume.