7 best cover crops for gardeners
Healthy soil does so much more than make plants grow well—it's what gives the fruits, veggies and herbs in your garden all their nutrients. Over time, nutrient stores in soil can become depleted, which not only translates to a less productive garden, but less nutritious food overall.
One of the best ways to keep the soil in your garden happy and healthy all year long is by planting cover crops. Barbara Pleasant, gardening editor for Organic Connections magazine, recommends planting the following varieties on a seasonal basis.