Part 3 – What Kinds of Cover Crops?

Part 3 – What Kinds of Cover Crops?

In this series of articles about cover crops we’ve, so far, taken a closer look at cereals and legumes.  The third major plant group commonly used as beneficial cover crops are the brassicas.   The family Brassicaceae includes flowering plants that are generally known...
Part 2 – What Kinds of Cover Crops?

Part 2 – What Kinds of Cover Crops?

We started our series of articles about cover crops with an overview of one of the three main plant groups we use at Avondale, cereals.  It’s time now to take a look at another plant group which offers us a range of beneficial cover crops, the legumes. A legume is a...
Weeds that can Work for You

Weeds that can Work for You

Some years back, I wrote a post on how Avondale regards weeds as useful storytellers, clueing us into what is happening with our soils. In the same vein, here are some interesting insights into the weeds known as Phytolacca, commonly called Inkweed or Pokeweed. ...
Part 1 – What Kinds of Cover Crops?

Part 1 – What Kinds of Cover Crops?

As part of our holistic BioLOGIC® approach, Avondale makes use of a uniquely diverse cover cropping system.  We use more than 10 different mixes of cover crops to foster a thriving community of life in our soils.  The cover crops fall into three main plants groups –...
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