Building the soil food web for my new raised garden beds!
I planted oats, wheat, buckwheat, millet, brown and yellow mustard, mung beans and soy beans for nitrogen fixing, and sunflowers.
I bought most of the seed from the bulk section of the health food stores to save money. Excited to see what sprouts!
When it grows to about 10% flowering, I will push it all over, cover with mulch and then some compost. Then I will plant my veggie seeds and seedling directly into the compost. The microbiome of the soil will be nicely established and ready to nourish the veggie garden.
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My green manure really took off with all the rain! We finally got some organic compost yesterday so we could prep the beds for planting.
I pushed over the green manure
covered it with hay
added the compost
and then topped with more hay to protect it!
Once the rain passes in a couple of days I can plant my seeds and seedlings! Excited to see what this new garden will offer!