Are you having issues such as compacted soil, loss of nutrients, growth of weeds, amongst others? You should consider growing cover crops in your raised beds.
Cover crops have so many benefits and they can grow in unfavorable conditions such as the cold of winter.
Cover crops, also called green manure, are crops that you grow, not for harvesting, but for covering the soil and fixing common gardening issues. . .
What are Cover Crops?
1. Prevention of Soil Erosion 2. Retention of Soil Nutrients 3. Improvement of Soil Health 4. Prevention of Weeds 5. Improvement of Crop Yield
5 Main Uses of Cover Crops in Raised Beds
As a general rule, you should turn the crops before they produce seeds.
When Should You Grow Cover Crops in Your Raised Bed?