October Cover Crops

Doug DeCandia, a local farmer with the Food Bank for Westchester and organizer of the Bionutrient Food and Farming in Westchester group, and Ellen Best, a member of the Bionutrient Food and Farming in Westchester group, have created some great videos to help farmers and gardeners improve their soil and grow better food.  This month, we have included a couple of these videos below with great tips about early and mid-October cover crops to help your garden stay productive and nutrient filled!

Cover Crops

Cover crops are planted at the end of a growing season with the purpose of protecting and enriching the soil for the next harvest cycle.  The healthier your soil, the healthier your plants will be the following season.

  1. In this first video learn from Doug which cover crops to plant and why.

2. In this second video Doug demonstrates how to plant cover crop seeds.

3. In this final video, see the growth of cover crops planted before winter for early spring vegetable planting.