Cover crops are an important element to our farms soil health. We planted a mix of triticale rye, hairy vetch, and Austrian winter snow peas to fix nitrogen, suppress weeds, and add organic matter to our fields. We seeded this in the fall. When the soil starts waking up in the spring the cover crop takes off and the peas climb the rye while the vetch fills out the ground layer. It is truly a wonderful site when it gets about waist high. We then flail mow it and spade it into the earth to prepare the fields for our next planting.