For the first time I'm putting down a ground cover, also known as green manure. I decided on fall rye. This will prevent soil erosion, and fingers crossed it will also choke and crowd some weeds. Next spring Art will till it under, the rye will compost and ultimately feed the dirt.
Art was going into town so I asked him to pick some up, he called from the nursery, what did you want, winter wheat....sheesh! Needless to say, he did not come home with fall rye but something better he tells me, what is it? I ask, I don't know but it's better, he says. Alright then, lets move on...
100% unknown seeds.
The tilled garden. Seeds are not down yet...I decided to give the chickens a treat and let them scratch for worms. The cover is protecting my garlic from the girls. I left the chard in because...well it's still growing, looking good and it's still tasty.