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alfalfa growing

2 1/2 weeks after planting, the alfalfa is growing. so excited that it has survived. though our soil samples indicated the soil was okay, the looks of it and the smell and all the rocks had us doubting whether anything could thrive here…apparently, our fears were unfounded. the alfalfa will add nitrogen to the soil, […]

Planting alfalfa

Tonight we planted alfalfa. This is a cover crop that has the following benefits: nitrogen fixer puts down a long tap root and helps break up the soil can be mowed and put in the compost for on-farm organic matter protects soil through the winter; diminishes weed production We used a Jang Seeder purchased at […]