Green Manure: Plants and Benefits

Biodynamic farmer Jeff Poppen walks us through one of his large production fields in early spring that’s covered in green manure crops. He shares information about the plants used, and how each one benefits the soil health.

Gardener Extras

  1. The burrowing and feeding activity of earthworms have many positive effects on soil quality for crop production. Water infiltration, soil aeration, soil organic matter and the beneficial microbe population all improve with an earthworm population.

Jeff Poppen

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