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#34 The One Thing Your Zone 9 Garden Doesn't Need

Season #3

You have probably seen or heard the buzz around cover crops if you have ever gardened through a cold season. Every year as the leaves begin to fall you can find farmers and even home gardeners breaking out the clover, rye, and buckwheat seeds. So what is a cover crop? Why do so many people plant them? And should you start acquiring seed for planting your garden this winter? Let's see if I can shed some light on this for you and help you determine if you need to plant a cover crop for winter. (Hint: You don't!)