Cover crop

So with the beds built and left for a few weeks it was time to put in a cover crop as a green mulch and help break up the underlying soil. Decided on some faba (or fava if you prefer) beans to fix some nitrogen into the soil, oats to provide a natural trellis
Woolly pod vetch.
Started by taking away the top layer of straw and hand distribuing the oat and vetch seeds before lightly raking them in and covering with the straw again. The beans were simply pushed into the rows of soil about 30cm apart.
Now for some rain and sunshine 🙂

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