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Raised Bed Gardening Basics - Sowing Cover Crops


The third in the series of videos demonstrating the basic techniques used by the Biodynamic French Intensive Method as developed by Alan Chadwick. Topics covered: Preparing and sifting the cover soil for sowing into raised beds, techniques for sowing several types of seeds, the proper depth for covering seeds, techniques for applying the cover soil, how legumes extract nitrogen from the air and fix it into nodules on the roots, when to till-in cover crops for maximum soil improvement, the quantity of cover crops needed relative to production areas, how watering the seeds begins the germination process. (6:43)




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