Tillage Radish: The Best Cover Crop For Soil Health

This article tells you everything you need to know about this practice and explains, step-by-step, how to plant daikon radish as a cover crop in your home garden.

Benefits of Cover Crops

Cover crops provide various benefits to gardeners and the garden ecosystem. hey enhance soil fertility by fixing nitrogen, & preventing soil erosion.

How Cover Crops Like Tillage Radish Work

Bare soil is hungry soil. It is pretty important to keep the soil covered or planted all of the time.

How To Plant Daikon Radish as a Cover Crop

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Timing: 

For a thick leaf canopy, plant daikon 4-10 weeks before the first frost, which occurs in late August in cooler climates and early September in warmer ones.

Prepare the soil surface:

Clear the planting area of any existing vegetation and mulch. Consider cutting any weeds or spent plants down at soil level and allowing the roots to remain.

Sow the seeds:

Broadcast the daikon radish seeds evenly over the prepared soil surface. Aim for a seeding rate of about 10 to 15 seeds per square foot, ensuring good seed-to-soil contact.

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