And don't even get me going about crimson clover and hairy vetch . . . okay, fine, you forced me. See "This Is What Cover Crops Are."
If you want to join the Dunwoody Community Garden , I'd suggest you consider requesting one of the two beds with turnips. They both have a good soil base and I gave you a head start on the season. Let some keep growing so you get the turnips to eat, and pull up the rest and just lay them on the soil so they decompose. You'll be ready to plant in a few weeks. And I'll be able to rest more soundly knowing those beds have stewards and my work has not all been in vain.
If you live elsewhere, keep turnips in mind as part of your future planting crop rotation and make Pliny proud. (See All Roads Lead to Pliny , if you haven't had enough of a Pliny fix yet.)
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