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Benefits of Off Season Cover Crops

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Oct, 12, 2015 @ 12:10 PM

For many gardeners, fall and winter months at the end of the gardening seasons. However the Rodale Institute has outlined the benefits of planting off season cover crops to help maintain gardens throughout the year.  From taking advantage of bugs natural cycles to keeping weeds and other wild life from reclaiming your garden, cover crops are a great way to control pests and diseases.  Join us on this information packed topic on the next #plantchat!  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Aaron Kinsman of Rodale Institute tweeting as @RodaleInstitute hosts the Benefits of Cover Crops.  The live chat begins Monday, October 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

The discussion highlights include:

  • Protect crops by interplanting with herbs, flowers, or even other crops
  • Take advantage of bugs’ natural cycles so that crops grow when the bugs are not around
  • Select resistant varieties
  • Keep weeds and wildlife from reclaiming the garden
  • Using biological controls – without toxic chemicals

Join the Conversation

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Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now #plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

photos courtesy of Rodale Institute

Topics: Corona Tools, Rodale Institute

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