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Suggestions on what to plant in unused garden

Portage, WI(Zone 5a)

I'm giving up for a while growing my regular crops in my garden. Hate to take the fence down. Any suggestions on what to plant , if anything, while it rests and I decide what's next? What about Alfalfa? The soil is not the best (sandy, no clay, low in minerals.)

Middleton, WI(Zone 4b)

I love picking out the unusual. How about sunflowers?

Blueberries?

Portage, WI(Zone 5a)

No, sunflowers takes work, weeding, etc. Blueberries are kind of a long term plant IMO, and want a more acid soil, if I remember correctly. I'm after improving the soil with something that takes little work.

Elgin, IL(Zone 5a)

I found a neat site that might help you.

Several kinds of clover are mentioned, as iare plants for sandy soils.

http://www.kerrcenter.com/publications/covercrop.PDF

Portage, WI(Zone 5a)

Great article - thanks!!

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