Winter planting

Oat seed is simply scattered onto the soil surface where it will germinate in five to six days. Cut it down when it's 15 cm high.

Fenugreek seed will germinate quickly and will cover bare soil in three to four weeks.

Field peas are a legume and a good crop to grow, although the seed must be covered with a fine layer of soil or mulch for good germination.

All plants contain the most nutrition when they 're approximately two-thirds grown. If cover crops are allowed to go to seed, the nutrients in the plant leaves and stems will be contained in the seed. Never allow a cover crop to seed if it is to be used for green manure.

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