Want a FAST food forest? Try a crazy cover crop seed mix!
Behold my epic cover crop seed mix!
That’s right boys and girls – I mixed roughly 1.5 trillion different types of seed together!
Then I packaged it in my secret patented way:
That bag actually SEALS AT THE TOP, holding in the (Potential) Food Forest Freshness!
I’m a fan of cover crop seed mixes but now I’ve gone all out.
Here’s what I’m doing to add more biomass/food forest plants quickly:
1. Let the chickens tear up a piece of ground for a few days in their tractor
2. Tear up the ground a bit with a broadfork
3. Toss handfuls of seeds
4. Throw down some loose straw
5. Water for a few weeks and watch the magic
So what’s in this cover crop seed mix? There are so many things I’ve forgotten the complete recipe, but I can tell you it includes:
Asjwan (whatever that is… got it from an Indian market!)
…and lots more. After a week, lots of stuff starts coming up:
Look at that beautiful mess! Can’t wait to see what madness happens next.
If you have lots of seeds and a sprinkler, you can do this. You’re guaranteed to get something cool.
I keep adding seeds to a big bowl on the counter, then throwing more out on a patch every week or so, then adding more…
Half of these seeds came from bags at the Oriental store or from the bulk bins at the local organic market.
Anarchy at its finest.