covercrop Photos & Videos

4 hours ago

While our vines take the well-deserved time to rest and recover after another tough vintage in the Western Cape, our vineyards are showing a sudden explosion of different plants. But why have we gone undercover? Every year we plant a variety of different winter crops throughout the farm. Each specific block gets a specific crop or combination of crops determined by the environmental challenges that it faces. In this way we are able to protect soil from erosion, regulate vine growth, improve soil fertility and water holding capacity and combat weed growth naturally, in a way that also boosts biodiversity. This picture showcases the Nitrogen-fixing legumes, Lupins, that we have growing in our Viognier. These incredible plants bind Nitrogen from the atmosphere and release it into the soil when incorporated as green manure during flowering in spring. How wonderful is that??? #winemaker #viticulture #covercrop #winter #farmlife #outdoors #natural #sustainable #farmingforthefuture #futurefarming #covercrop #beauconstantia

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12 hours ago

And that’s a wrap for today...very productive morning clearing out the pumpkin block 🙌...winter cover crop in the front is taking off! Building healthy soils ✨

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14 hours ago

Had to save this #redclover the other day bc even though it's in the path, the native #bumblebee love it! There's a short video of me trying to keep up with the bumblebee. They're faster than you might expect for looking ungainly. Any favorite cover crops in your garden? #pollinatorplants #pollinators #pollinatorgarden #redflowers #clover #covercrop #covercrops #gardenwork #feedthebees #savethebees #pollinator #organicgardening #gardenflowers #flowersofinstagram #flowerphotography #gardenlife

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14 hours ago

I am grateful for the rain! Bare soil is to the earth as a skinned knee is to a human being. It needs a covering. Weeds will provide a scab if farmers do now sow a better skin. It’s especially important to keep the soil shaded through the summer, so before leaving on our adventures we sowed something in every single bed. Some of the crops will be edible and some are just to enrich and protect the soil... and we’re getting the perfect weather to water them in! #covercrop #knowyourfarmertrustyourfood #regenerativeagriculture #iamgrateful #farmsmallfarmsmart

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18 hours ago

**swipe** Every day when walking in here is always something new. Loving the new growth. Almost that time to bend more branches and widen these girls out. 💪🌳👨🏽‍🌾

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20 hours ago

Today, I chaired a Conservation & Forestry subcommittee hearing on #SoilHealth , which is critical for the long-term success of farmers in #VA07 & beyond. Healthy soil can prevent erosion, enrich crop production, reduce costs, increase yields, & reduce greenhouse gases. 🌱 We were fortunate to hear from the California Farm Bureau Federation, National Association of Conservation Districts, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Soil Health Partnership, and the National Grazing Lands Coalition. Their testimony reaffirmed that soil health is critical to farmers in every part of the country - from Minnesota to Iowa to California. 🌱 On @houseagdems , we must continue to provide producers with the education, incentives, and tools they need to maintain healthy soil. Conserving healthy soil is the first step toward safeguarding our environment & profitability for future generations of family farms. . . . #Agriculture #Farming #RuralAmerica #Conservation #Forestry #HouseAg #Farms #SoilHealth #WaterQuality #Erosion #CoverCrop #Grazing

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22 hours ago

Galaxial Startdust No.1 Bred by our good friends over at @woodstockfarmacy 💪🏻 This girl hasn’t skipped a beat since we put her outdoors! Pictures were taken about 2 weeks ago, shes almost doubled in size! Keeping a close 👀 on her, thinking she might be the one 🤞🏼🤷🏻‍♂️ #woodstockfarmacy #MaineBornNdBred ———————————— #207cannareviews #FirstyearGreenhouse #outdoor2019 #cootsmix #kisorganics #covercrop #fedcoseeds #growingmainesfuture #microbesare 🔑 #homegrownheat #mainegrowers #mainegrown #mainebringstheheat #phenohunt #craftcannabis #homegrown   #fueledbythc #cbd #cannabiscommunity #dudegrowsshow #cannabis #medicine #veteransforcannabis #fuckbigpharma #popseedsnotpills #libertyordeath

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1 day ago

We have been planting a border edge to the regenerative cover cropping section of the Regenerative Organic Breadfruit Agroforest (ROBA) for a few reasons... Being situated next to a grassy field requires constant weed management, even when cover crops are fully grown😅 Incorporating taller, longer term plants, like ti leaf (C. fruticosa) and cassava (M. esculenta) pictured here, will provide a barrier to incoming weed seeds, convenient biomass to chop and drop in place, and shade to prevent the growth of grass in some areas. After all, “cover cropping” at the most basic level is growing plants that feed the soil. So why not get creative with it?👩‍🌾♻️🌱 @ntbg

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1 day ago

I was getting bogged down in paper work when the perfect distraction showed up. This mix is a first test for a general soil health blend. I still need to add peas (very heavy so cheaper to buy local). Other mixes planned include a native perennials only mix, as well as a low growing perennial mix for market garden beds. Thanks to www.covercrops.ca for great selection and delivery straight to my condo door. Late in the year by most standards but you have to start somewhere. Bare soil cannot be tolerated! #covercrop #seeds #regenerativeagriculture #bulk

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1 day ago

♻️🚜♻️Our Team At @greenprairiefarms Have Been Working On Building Our #SoilFoodWeb For Each 4x4 @geopotfabricpots Built! • • 🐞🔬🐞Our Team At @greenprairiefarms Believes In #Cultivating #Cannabis As A Medicine And That Begins With Our Integrated Pest Management #IPM System! We Use #CompostTeas Recipes Perfected By @dr.elainer.ingham And #FeedTheSoilNotThePlant Perfected By @gardenerjeff #TeamingWithMicrobes #TeamingWithNutrients #TeamingWithFungi & Our “Korean” Natural Farming #KNF Designed By @touched_by_cannabis • • #CoverCrop #Clover #CrimsonClover #BuildASoil #LivingSoil #OklahomaWeedGrower #OklahomaCannabis #OklahomaCannabisCommunity #OklahomaGrown #EducationOverEgos #303OrganicCannabis

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♻️🚜♻️Our Team At @greenprairiefarms Have Been Working On Building Our #SoilFoodWeb For Each 4x4 @geopotfabricpots Built! • • 🐞🔬🐞Our Team At @greenprairiefarms Believes In #Cultivating #Cannabis As A Medicine And That Begins With Our Integrated Pest Management #IPM System! We Use #CompostTeas Recipes Perfected By @dr.elainer.ingham And #FeedTheSoilNotThePlant Perfected By @gardenerjeff #TeamingWithMicrobes #TeamingWithNutrients #TeamingWithFungi & Our “Korean” Natural Farming #KNF Designed By @touched_by_cannabis • • #CoverCrop #Clover #CrimsonClover #BuildASoil #LivingSoil #OklahomaWeedGrower #OklahomaCannabis #OklahomaCannabisCommunity #OklahomaGrown #EducationOverEgos #303OrganicCannabis

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1 day ago

The screeching parrots lured us outside after a salad lunch. Were they enjoying the giant sunflowers? No, not the apples!! So we four set off down hill to investigate. Our fruit trees have had their best crops since we’ve lived here because of the lovely winter rains. Sure enough, the parrots and other birds have found the apples, apricots and plums. So we harvested all that was ripe and made a mental note to check again tomorrow. New pack addition Ruby is Rottweiler and Boxer, I think. Her other monikers are The Tank and Chomper, for reasons you can see. Odin has mixed feelings but wins the elegant/goofy prize. #rescuedogsofinstagram #poundpuppies #foodforest #backyard #orchard #fruittrees #apples #apricots #plums #rasberries #permaculture #covercrop #pollinators #seasonal #homegrown @ediblesd

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1 day ago

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1 day ago

Farmer John goes for a swim in our sweet clover cover crop

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1 day ago

This beautiful plant is called Crimson Clover. The seeds are marketed mainly as a cover crop and nitrogen fixer. This spring, I used it to fill in some patches of bare lawn under a large pine tree and scattered it in one of my veggie beds as an invitation to pollinators. The bees love it and the colour is stunning. West Coast Seeds is the place I found these seeds. They popped up very quickly and I will be overseeding more lawn patches at the end of the summer. I adore this plant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #crimsonclover #organicgarden #borage #veggiegarden #growyourownfood #gardenlove #gardenlife #urbanorganicgarden #urbangardening #savethebees #clover #covercrop #pollinators #nitrogen #flower #bloom #joanjett #grow #gardening #organicgardener #suburbangardening #savethebees #🐝

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2 days ago

ICYMI from @wwcgarden ! Over the last year, we have been working on the garden right in front of the Garden cabin. This space has been in production since 1981, when the Garden was established by the illustrious Ian Robertson ( @ian.robertson.3344 ). So, we decided to give it a rest. Last fall, we seeded oats and peas as a nice winter cover crop. This week, we seeded it to a new summer cover with the horses- a blend of sunn hemp, cowpeas, millet and sunflowers. And the millet already germinated! Stay tuned for the progress of this robust, flowering cover crop. . . #warrenwilsoncollege #sustainableag #sustainabilityinaction #covercrop #garden #campusgarden #workcollege #wncfarm #wnc #asheville #828isgreat #swannanoa #conservation #covercrops

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2 days ago

The more natural food you have available for wildlife that happen to visit your plots the less likely they'll be to bother your crops. The less you disturb the soil, the more moisture and biological richness will be retained. You'll get less erosion and better crops. Plus Gaia smiles more when we kiss Her than when we rip open her face with giant machines! Clover (red or white) makes a great cover crop to squelch weeds while feeding the rabbits and deer that are otherwise eyeing up your tasty cannabis! #notill #notillgardening #notillfarming #notillcannabis #notillhemp #clover #cloverfield #whiteclover #whitedutchclover #dutchwhiteclover #rabbitfood #bunnyfood #deerfood #crop #crops #covercrop #covercrops #clovercarpet #hiddenhillhemp

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2 days ago

Lemon Stilton and Pennywise. These ladies are in seven gallon pots. Some Roots Organic and FFOF soil with Organically Done nutrients to charge it up. I used Plant Success Organic Granules and Great White to inoculate the pots. So far, the ladies have received one tea and feed in their current homes (at time of transplant). Throughout their lives, I fed them 3 other times. Slow vegged them to start as I was waiting for room to open up in my tents. As soon as there was space available, I pushed the ladies harder. From the beginning of May till now, the plants have grown so much. For lights, I'm using 3) 3000k 90cri and 2) 3500k 80cri Cree COB LEDs. PPFD is around 250 right now as I transition the ladies into flower by gradually adjusting the photo period. Moved the striped Grape Patch outdoors to open up more room for these ladies. Also, the Grape Patch seems to love Michigan weather. - #lemonstilton #pennywise #subcool #mmmp #organiccannabis #covercrop #positivevibetribe #naturalremedies #cree #cxb3590 #rapidled #organicallydone #rootsorganic #foxfarmoceanfloor #greatwhite #plantsuccess #indoorgrow #microgrow #ledgrow

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2 days ago

This week @hempentrepreneurpodcast we sit down with Tara Caton of the esteemed Rodale Institute to discuss industrial hemp, soil health, and the future of hemp as an alternative for farmers across the U.S. which is all part of their 4 year research initiative. To hear more please listen, share, and subscribe to The Hemp Entrepreneur Podcast and visit www.rodaleinstitute.org. #hemp #soilhealth #organic #regenerativeagriculture #covercrop #healthyfood #healthyeating #farm #organiclife #organiclifestyle

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2 days ago

Some treasure found in a young food forest. How magnificent it is to find food that Nature has taken care of and nurtured for you without our continual care and attention. We did prepare the food forest and dropped some spare pumpkin seedlings amongst the cover crop last season. We just brush cut the cowpea down around this young food forest to make way for the winter cover crop which will be vetch, lupin and field pea. The cowpea won’t handle the cold and frost. You can see red tape to allow a better visual on the planted tree species and stakes as well. The winter cover drop will feed the soil with nitrogen, prevent soil dehydration over the dry sub-tropical winter and provide a great green mulch when chopped and dropped for the spring growing season. #covercrop #cowpea #vetch #lupin #fieldpea #pumpkin #pumpkinsofinstagram #harvestwater #buildsoil #regrowforest #foodforest #growyourownfood #poisonfree #zaytunafarm #permacultureresearchinstitute #permaculturewillfeedtheworld #peaceandfreedomonearth #regenearthproject #gardenersofinstagram #permaculture #veggie #kitchengarden #farmtotable

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Throwback to the first cycle in these #notill pots with the man, the myth, the legend @front.range.farms March 30th 2015 Posted @withrepost @beanderson30 1st cycle #notill in 30 gallon #geopots up front with some old mommas in 20 gallons bringin up the rear that will finish out their life in the old organic mix #seedsofchange #livingsoil #covercrop #poppin #permaculture #Colorado #cannabis #growyourown #realmedicine #regenerativeagriculture #livingsoil #heartandsoilproject #heartandsoilseeds

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2 days ago

2 of my favorite beds in the community garden @pitneymeadowscommunityfarm Last years buckweat seed found its way into the topsoil that was loaded in the new beds.. While the first one is still empty, the second one had been planted in and now their is an awesome example of a living mulch here.. As it grows taller impeading other plants all you have to do is cut it with scissors and lay it back down as a green mulch..Right in time for mid summer where plants start to lag in the nitrogen dept.. Free soil food... #permaculture #organic #organicfarming #organicgardening #organicgarden #saratogasprings #saratoga #ballstonspa #pitneymeadowscommunityfarm #soilhealth #covercrop #microbes

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2 days ago

GTV salad mix enjoying sunday showers. . Nasturtium leaves, and radish flowers add a wonderful kick to a summer salad. They're spicy and the flowers are like radish gushers..., sounds odd. But it's damn delicious. You bite into them and the flowers rupture floral holy water in your mouth. Makes just lettuce seem dull. . As a bonus Radish and Nasturtium are grown as cover crops for Grand Trunk. Nasturtiums fix nitrogen and radishes send deep roots to draw vital nutrients from the soil below. How dope that I benefit doubly from their presence: radish gushers and soil building. What a sald!

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2 days ago

Gotta love it when you put time and resources into a cover crop and it does it’s Job. Go Mighty Mustard Trifecta Blend. #mightymustardseed #covercrop

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4 days ago

Oats! We don’t have much need to put up bales anymore but oats were a nice fit to get planted in this field. The goal is to always have a living root in the ground. These guys took off with the abundance of spring rain, suppressed weeds and look beautiful. The bails that come off here will be used if we have a long hard winter or if we have a neighbor in need. #oats #farming #kansasfarms #farmlife #westernkansas #covercrop

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