Video of the Day 12/20/16

Video of the Day: Gardening

Over on the I am organic gardening youtube channel the 12th video in the wood chip vs leaves series is out and in it he explains (among other things) the importance of cover-crops. Cover-crops help to keep the soil full of live and having the roots break up the soil for you is not the fastest way to loosen soil but it is the correct way that lasts the longest. Tilling breaks up the soil but it kills a lot of the life in the dirt and when it re-compacts it’s often even harder than it was before. Using nature to help nature is by-far the most beneficial way to build a healthy and sustainable garden.  Clover or rye grass are common cover crops.

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