A cover crop for the hoop house

After a cash crop has been planted in our fields our goal is to plant a cover crop to help replenish the soils with rich organic matter. In the summer, cow peas and sorghum sudan grass are a common cover crop which we planted in our hoop house a couple of months ago. In addition to rich organic matter that will be tilled back in to our soils, the cow peas will fix nitrogen in the soil, thus providing us with an inexpensive source of nitrogen.

To learn more about the benefits of cover crops and see shots of our hoop house planted in cow peas and sorghum sudan grass, click on the video below.

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