A combination of grass & legume cover crops.
The vetch fixes nitrogen; rye adds organic matter and protects the less-hardy vetch from winter damage. Regrows vigorously in spring. Plant in the fall; mow and turn in after it flowers in the spring. (75% rye/25% vetch by weight). Seeding rate: 90 lbs/acre, 3-4 lbs/1000 sq ft.
Sow fall, mow spring
- Adds Nitrogen and organic matter