• Organic Gardening

    The Best Cover Crops: Using Cover Crops for Raised Beds

    This is the second part of a two part post series. In part 2: we’ll be covering the basics of cover crops and discussing when to plant, how to plant and mulch them, and where to buy. Originally posted February 28, 2022Modified March 5, 2024 Integrating cover crops into your raised bed gardening strategy can yield a multitude of benefits. These crops, which are grown not for harvest but rather to enhance the soil’s health, are an excellent way to improve fertility, manage weeds, and support beneficial soil biodiversity. Raised beds are particularly susceptible to nutrient depletion and soil compaction,…