Crimson and Clover

It can be a good idea to plant your garden with a cover crop in the non-productive months. This prevents weeds from taking over, and the right plants can actually help to enrich your soil. Two popular choices are buckwheat and crimson clover. They both work well, but the crimson clover has the advantage of also being really pretty!

Image

I just had to snag some pictures of the clover before it was turned under.

Image

I love the red color. The other day I passed a field full of it while driving down the road – beautiful! There are advantages to taking country roads.

If it ever stops raining, the clover will be turned under to make way for tomato plants. I’ll be sad to see it go, but certainly not sad to have fresh tomatoes every day!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s