Have any of you ever heard of planting these in the late Fall over the whole garden area and then rototilling them into the ground in early March?
My Uncle has a garden every year that is spectacular!! His corn grows outdoors a good 8 feet tall with dark green stalks and huge ears, his tomatoes are producing huge 4-5"-across tomatoes and big string beans....
So I asked him his secret--when his garden is done in the fall, he plants "austrian peas" over winter and then rototills (sp?) it all in and this supplies all the nitrogen he needs. I thought this interesting!!
Also he plants his tomatoes/melons over black plastic which helps to heat up the ground. He puts straw between the rows and his garden always looks so nice. The black plastic is taken up out of the garden in Fall but the straw is rototilled into the soil.
He also said Corn can not hardly get too much nitrogen. He uses 21-0-0 on his corn!! Now if I can just remember all of what he said today. I better write it down somewhere