- Jun 25, 2002
- Ohio, Jeromesville, Ashland County
- Jinma 284
If you are going to wait until next year to plant and use this year to improve the soil get a soil test done by your county extension agent. It really helps to know what the soil needs and allows you to incorporate it deeply into the soil for better end results. Waiting would also let you grow a cover crop now and during the winter to add organics to the soil.
I agree with this a lot, tilling this year planing an over crop to help condition the soil for next year is also wise. but the crop may depend on what the soil needs, sandy may need lots of add on stuff... You may even want to till multiple times this year adding different materials as you go to help next years crops.
that all being said beans, taters, peas & the like can usually grow in about anything. They will also help most soils if simply left to grow & till in add in some clover and or other quick growing cover as well.