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Healthy Soil

Cover Crop Pea Shoots
  We plant a cover crop at the end of our growing season, to help prevent soil erosion by wind and rain. It also adds and holds nutrients in the soil, suppresses weed growth, and builds soil quality.
We used a blend of Austrian Winter Peas and Triticale last year, plowed it under in the spring at the stage you see here, and were very happy with the results. Healthy soil high in organic matter translates into healthy plants.