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Keepin’ it Green: Cover Crops in the Market Garden – Bio-Garten

Part 4 of 6:
Grow Appalachia staff member Matt Wilson demonstrates various ways to use cover crops in the market garden. We go over why cover crops are awesome, how to terminate them on a small scale, and how cover crops and tarps create synergy.

Grow Appalachia is a program of Berea College. Grow Appalachia partners with families, communities and organizations in Appalachia to create healthy, resilient, and economically viable food systems.

*ATTENTION KENTUCKY GROWERS*- If you are a small farmer in eastern Kentucky, we may be able to provide free on-farm consultation. Please visit the following website for details: https://growappalachia.berea.edu/production-planning/
Videos in the series:
• To Weed or Not to Weed? That Isn’t Really the Question…
• This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Garden Hoe: Cultivating Weeds with Precision Hoes
• Growing Undercover: Using Groundcovers for Weed Control
• Keepin’ it Green: Cover Crops in the Market Garden
• The Dark Side of Market Gardening: Occultation (Tarping)
• Playing (Carefully!) with Fire: Flame Weeding in a Market Garden

Grow Appalachia: https://growappalachia.berea.edu/
Berea College: https://www.berea.edu/

Cover crop seed:
• Welter Seed: https://welterseed.com/
• Johnny’s: https://www.johnnyseeds.com/farm-seed/?q=cover%20crop
• Lakeview Organic Grain: https://lakevieworganicgrain.com/products/organic-seed/
European Scythes:
• Scythe Supply: https://www.scythesupply.com/
• One Scythe Revolution: https://www.onescytherevolution.com/index.html
Walk-behind tractors:
• Earth Tools: https://www.earthtools.com/
Silage tarps:
• Farmer’s Friend: https://farmersfriendllc.com
• Farm Plastic Supply: https://farmplasticsupply.com/

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