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After waiting for a very long time for spring, planting has finally begun here in southern Alberta, Canada. There was a lot of flooding of farmland and washed out roads. Some land will be left unseeded this year. How was it in your area?

If you're in a situation where you won't be able seed parts of a field have you considered a cover crop later in the summer? Having roots in the soil helps keep the biological processes happening, helps keep the soil in place, and gives you the choice of what is growing on your soil instead of letting Mother nature decide what to grow. If you need help with this reply back to this e-mail or call/text me at 403-654-3096.

Enjoy the articles below. I hope they help you in your farm or garden.
Until next month,
Scott.

Rethinking Soil  

The way we think about soil is changing. In this article I review the way I grew up thinking of soil and how I've changed the way I think of it through my own experiences and the experiences of people who have been doing things differently for decades.
 

Cover Crop Lessons

I jumped into cover crops last fall without much of a plan. Read about how you can make cover crops work better when you're ready to get into try them.
 

Seeding & Transplanting
into a No-till Garden

I haven't tilled my garden for over five years. This year I added cover crops to it. Read about how you can manage residue and cover crops and still have a vegtable garden.

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