Editor’s note: Red clover is a useful leguminous green manure. Growing taller than
other clovers, it can be easily cut down with a scythe or other when it starts to
flower, so that it doesn’t scatter seed where you don’t want it.
You can never have enough information about Earth Repair/Ecosystem Restoration tools, techniques, and strategies. As most of you know, a couple among the many in use are green manuring and cover cropping.
Over the past year of my really digging into this topic I’ve come across a number of useful links to downloadable PDFs that allow for easy access and use.
One of the more intriguing finds was a book I found first published in the late 1920s that’s all about green manuring. It’s available for free as a 267-page PDF titled "Green Manuring: Principles & Practice" by Adrian J. Pieters, PhD (1927) – scanned and made available in 2006.
Another great reference is a 16-page PDF from ATTRA (Apropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas) titled "Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures".
Here’s another published by Michigan State University, discussing cover cropping and green manuring in Michigan sustainable agriculture investigative studies – titled Cover Crop Choices for Michigan.
Happy green manuring!
Editor’s note: Okay, now it’s your turn to share your best resources! Send them to editor (at) permaculturenews.org (if you want, we’ll even pay you to do it!) Also, if you have other green manure resources, please add them via the comment field below.