Cover Crops: Improving Soil and Ecosystem
As a regenerative organic farm we refrain from using herbicides with the active ingredient of glyphosate on our bushes. This means we need to be creative in how we manage the weeds in our rows and where the concept of cover crops comes into play.
We plant a combination of clovers, ryes, buckwheat, legumes. and oats in between rows. These cover crops suppress weeds, but they also improve the soil by providing nutrients such as nitrogen back into it and removing it from the atmosphere, increasing organic matter, and reducing erosion to improve soil health. When the soil and ecosystem are healthier, the bushes are healthier. It is a beautiful cycle and the result is a healthier planet and a more nutritious berry for your customer.