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Old 09-05-2012, 08:04 PM
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I've been researching biointensive growing, it's pretty cool. They recommend growing a lot of high-carbon crops (cereal grains, corn, basically bulky plant materials) so you can make compost and improve your soil fertility. I guess if you don't have manure, you can grow your own "green manure". I like the idea of growing cover crops like vetch, alphalpha, and clover and then just cutting them down and leaving them where they are, instant mulch/compost for the garden. You can even companion plant them with your veggies, kinda like the 3 sisters method. This is all so cool! I've been gardening "difficult and unproductive", I want to garden smarter!
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