SOW EDIBLE GREEN MANURE CROPS
When vege beds sit empty over winter, it’s an invitation for weeds to move in, and for the soil to wash out, which is why we sow cover crops in autumn. These living mulches – usually legumes such as blue lupin – are beneficial on several fronts. They fix nitrogen, prevent nutrient leaching, look tidy, provide a habitat for insects and provide valuable organic matter to improve your soil when they’re dug in ahead of spring planting.
This year I’ve decided to take a slightly different approach in my vacant vege beds. I’m thickly sowing (one packet of seed per 2m
I’ve just had a flu jab (just in case) but my main defence against winter colds and chills is to crank up my vitamin C consumption –