Cover Crop Time – Preparing for Winter 2021

We are spending the next few days getting the garden replenished with composted horse manure and a cover crop. It’s going to rain next week so perfect time to get things settled for the new year.

I bought 7.5 lbs of Dundale Peas and 8 lbs of Barley. I had Fava Beans saved too. I wanted to try something different this year with a grain I can give to the chickens.

I spent all day moving compost back and forth between the garden and manure bunker. I was able to refill three beds with all this work. I have 11 beds to do so it’ll take a few days. Feels good to use up the manure.

I bought the chickens two new bales of rice straw and cut open the old one so they could scratch it up. They love it so much, eating the grains, and then I took it to the garden to cover the soil.

I’m really happy to have our new green compost station set up now. I still have to build the doors and decorate, but I’ll do that later.

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2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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