|Oats in the broadcast spreader.|
More than half of our cover crops/grains are planted now. The wheat was planted first. The oats under-seeded with alfalfa went in over the weekend--perfect timing with the rain.
|If you look close you can see the oats being broadcast.|
|John looks like he is having way too much fun!|
On the approximately 1.8 acres of cropland we have only a 1/4 acre will be in vegetables this year. The rest is in cover to rest the land, from it's history of intensive conventional ag; add organic matter; alfalfa and red clover have great root systems to break up compaction, improve drainage and porosity; and suppress weed pressure. Still to be planted are the red clover and buckwheat--and so many yummy veggies!