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Cover crop for Zone 5?

8 years ago

I'd like some advice on a cover crop for my gardens. Is it too late to plant a cover crop? If no, any advice? From reading I've done, I'm thinking about oats.

New this spring are a hugel bed and a hybrid sort-of raised bed/hugel/square foot garden. I'd like to put a cover crop on each. Both were created with amended soils, so breaking up the soil with something like radish isn't necessary. I want something easy and that will winter kill that I can plant directly into in the spring.

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