Cover crop for soil development

As an experiment to improve my backyard clay soil for fruit trees or other veggies, I planted a cover crop of mung bean (Vigna aureus), daikon radish (Raphanus sativus variety (cultivar) ‘Longipinnatus’) and sorghum (Sorghum bicolor).

(Compost setup shown in the back.)

The mung beans, hopefully fixing nitrogen, dominate the foreground and camouflage the radish sprouts (perhaps planted too late) and sorghum sprouts, which should eventually tower over everything, like corn.

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  1. Pingback: Cover crop, part 2 | Zen Nomad: Ed's Daily News

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