cover crops? /green manure?
hi--can anyone advise me as to putting a cover crop in some of my garden beds to increase the fertility of the soil? im in ireland in the summers and have been working on a (mostly) organic garden the last couple summers. im getting ready to leave next week and if i dont do some prep now for next year none will get done because the people who worked it last year arent here anymore. this was the second year using this ground, and the stuff didnt grow nearly as well--needed alot more seaweed and manure but im car-less so had little power over that. would love to work seaweed and manure in before i leave but again, no car. i was thinking of planting some kind of cover crop/green manure that could then be overturned back into the soil in the spring to help enrich it...anyone know anything about this? ive got about 2 and a half pounds of alfalfa sprouting seeds i need to use before i go so i thought of using these....??