Now six years into the building of our homestead things are getting easier. Since the site of our home was landfill we faced a serious bioremediation project. But now microclimates are established and create environments to support a variety of life. This year I scattered rye to compete with the bermuda grass and also to add nitrogen to the soil. It's done wonders for the property. It's pretty and there are fields of it between soft patches where I cut off the seeding tops. It's created a soft and covered ground that's pretty and quite alive.


Starsquid said...

Rye doesn't fix nitrogen, do you mean nitrogen in the sense that it's green matter that can be easily dug back into the soil? Because it's certainly that.

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne said...

You are right starsquid, and I am sloppy with my words.