I just bought five pounds of "fall rye" seed and two pounds of a mix called "Soil Builder Cover Crop". I'm going to try both, to cover some new raised beds through the winter, to improve the new soil.
And I'm going to see if they can do any good for the pile of clay I excavated from under those beds. This is a partially shady area - I wonder if any of them will perform well.
Can anyone suggest what kind of winter cover crop would be hurt least by shade, and survive in very heavy clay (say, with the top few inches lightened a little with compost and sand, to help them sprout and root).
Would anyone like a little Fall Rye or mixed cover crop seed? Like a half-pound?