Published Aug 31, 2023

Cover Crops on a Vegetable Farm – Practical Cover Croppers

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

“I’ve been farming for 12 years now, and I feel like I’ve just started to scratch the surface with cover crops,” says organic vegetable farmer Kate Edwards, who owns Wild Woods Farms near Solon, IA. In this video Kate explains which cover crops are easiest to start with in vegetable production and how her cover cropping practices have evolved to better meet her goals of improving soil quality on the farm. Kate discusses which plant families to use and avoid as cover crops and how different species fit in her crop rotation plan. If you’re looking for advice for getting started with cover crops on a vegetable farm or ideas for how to add diversity in cover cropping, this video is for you!