We’re committed to using cover crops whenever and wherever we’re not in active cultivation. The sunn hemp is doing well on the east side of Veg Hill. Now we must decide what to grow on the west side after the summer crops peter out. Cowpeas? Daikon radish? Rye? Something else? So many choices . . .
Also: can’t grow wheat for bread flour in Alabama, update on the blackeye peas, corn, tomatoes, melons, eggplant, edamame, and erosion control; problem with the module of the drip irrigation controller and with the mushroom log sprinkler
Answering the question we discussed, rye is not a legume. Typically, people who plant rye as a cover crop pair it up with a legume like hairy vetch to get some nitrogen fixing at the same time. Here’s a good explanation.