Broadfork Season is upon us! Working up new ground for a garden with our broadfork is a pleasant way to spend some time outdoors while listening to the birds. We had a chance to get out the broadfork to work up some soil in our trial garden.
Sowing seeds of cool weather cover crops in the fall is an excellent way to build your soil. During the winter a fall-sown cover crop will help hold the soil during winter rains (providing protection from erosion), help keep nutrients from leaching away, and add organic matter to the soil. The roots of a cover crop help keep an active exchange with soil microorganisms.