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xx   PLANT

Fall is best time for cover cropping. Some tips.
COUNTRYSIDE Oct 1984 (v.68#10) pg. 29

Preparing healthy soil by mulching, composting and cover crops.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.72#2) pg. 20

A look at soil structure and the use of compost, cover-crops and green manure to sustain fertility, tilth and structure.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.73#5) pg. 13

Reclaiming a lifeless soil using compost and buckwheat.
FINE GARDENING #2 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 38

Cover crops. Using plants to build the soil. How to select, plant, and turn under thirteen different cover crops.
FINE GARDENING #16 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 36

Garden cover crops. A guide to when to plant, what to plant and how to put the cover crop to work adding nutrients to the soil.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1986 (v.30#5) pg. 30

Soil-building cover crops for the vegetable plot.
FLOWER & GARDEN Sep-Oct 1997 (v.41#5) pg. 40

An explanation of what "green manure" is and how to use it.
GARDEN GATE #20 Apr 1998 pg. 39

Growing green manure. A look at reviving soil by raising buckwheat, clover or other plants with nitrogen-fixing bacteria in their root nodules.
HARROWSMITH #19 May 1979 (v.3#7) pg. 83

Fall sowing of cover crops combat erosion, build soil, control weeds and insect pests, and turn to green manure when tilled into the ground.
HARROWSMITH #81 Sep-Oct 1988 (v.13#3) pg. 42

Step-by-step guide to sowing and harvesting a cover crop in a vegetable garden bed.
HORTICULTURE Oct 1991 (v.69#8) pg. 34

Nutrient recycling. Keeping soil fertile through the use of animal manure, cover crops and compost.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1992 (v.70#6) pg. 27

An explanation of green manure (plants grown for soil improvement).
KITCHEN GARDEN #5 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 16

How to practice crop rotation in a backyard garden. An explanation of rotating crops according to their nutritional requirements, soil amendments and cover cropping.
KITCHEN GARDEN #6 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 44

Cover crops. How to improve the vitality of soil with a blanket of green.
KITCHEN GARDEN #17 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 50

How to plant legumes in your garden in order to produce needed nitrogen.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #68 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 78

Green manuring. Suggestions on traditional, specialty and double-duty crops.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #101 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 43

Fertilizer from the garden. How to grow food and cover crops at the same time.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #119 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 112

A look at non-leguminous trees, shrubs and flowers that fix nitrogen in root nodules and how they can be used in plantings to restore fertility to barren lands and home landscapes.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1977 (v.24#1) pg. 55

How to inoculate pea and bean crops with rhizobium, a family of soil bacteria that helps free the nitrogen in the legume nodules.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul 1977 (v.24#7) pg. 137

How to plant a stand of rye to rebuild worn-out soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1977 (v.24#9) pg. 174

How to cover-crop a garden for erosion control and soil conditioning.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1979 (v.26#9) pg. 81

Plant a fall crop of legumes or cereal grasses to improve your soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1980 (v.27#9) pg. 128

Tip: Interplant sweet clover with winter wheat in a vegetable garden and use chickens to "turn under" this cover crop.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1981 (v.28#9) pg. 74

Where green manures fit. Tips on timely plantings of legumes and grains to trap nutrients and enrich garden soils.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1981 (v.28#9) pg. 76

Tips on selecting and raising a green manure crop to help your garden soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 60

Growing cover crops to stop erosion and the draining of nutrients from the soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1985 (v.32#9) pg. 55

A guide to cover crops to grow in a home garden to improve soil structure and fertility.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1986 (v.33#11) pg. 54

How to rotate legumes to build soil without idling an entire garden bed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1987 (v.34#10) pg. 32

Growing good soil. A look at five cover crops and how to manage them. Includes details on setting up a garden rotation.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1989 (v.36#11) pg. 42

Cover crops for the garden. Why to cover-crop and seven different ways to do it.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1993 (v.40#1) pg. 54

Selecting and using cover crops which provide fertilizer, soil improver and weed barrier all in one.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1995 (v.42#7) pg. 52

How to plant hairy vetch as a cover crop to increase tomato yields the following year.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1996 (v.43#6) pg. 76

Grow your own soil conditioner (green manure).
SUNSET Sep 1984 (v.173#3) pg. 169

Tips on cover crops for western gardens.
SUNSET Oct 1989 (v.183#4) pg. 196D