20 way Cover Crop mix (spring/summer) 1kg
covercrop blend suited for SEQ and Northern NSW. 1kg can cover 15m2 high density and 20m2 effectively.
designed with high carbon c4 grass's to produce quick biomass & deep soil penetration.
a mix of nitrogen fixing low covers and vigerous climbers to Fix atmospheric nitrogen and assist the growth of the mix and feed the microbes.
Flowers, root vegetables and taprooted herbs to fill biodiversity gaps, mineral accumilate, support pollinators/predatory insects and complete the synergistic effect biodiversity has in rejuvinating soils.
this combination in full force is able to feed and build both soil and soil biology rapidly whilst providing deep soil nourishment and opening/aerating the soil.
DO NOT TURN IN;
this mix and any cover crops for that matter should never be turned in. This destroys the work the cover crop has done and sets you back to square one. 90% of a cover crops soil building and restoring ability is due to the biotic glue and liquid carbon its pumping into the ground, creating vast networks for mycorhizzal fungus to feed on and build soil on.
when you are ready to take care of the cover crop simply roll over it with the maximum weight a lawn roller has until the stems are all squished and destroyed, or use a board of wood with some rope handles and push it over&stamp on it.
for larger areas you can even run them over with light cars, or crush them head on with a lawn mower. dont stress about soil compaction, as long as your soil isn't wet/waterlogged the biology will rebuild any compression within 3 days. if it is wet, a scythe may be your best bet. Just be aware that when you cut it, it is possible it will grow back.
WHEN? When the flowers start blooming/seedheads are getting ready to form.
then simply plant your seeds/seedlings through the thick layer of mulch straight away. The moisture thats held in the green leaf material and soil is usually enough to germinate seed. (largely due to the soil being so cool and shaded whilst the covercrop is growing)
Bagged in "plastic" bags made from Sugarcane.
(bag seen is a standard ziplock display bag)