Before you plant any cover crops, you should pay attention to the following: A gardening style that can accommodate cover crops when you choose to plant them. Proper timing (not when your vegetables are in full bloom.) Use the right cover crop to increase the nutrients in your soil. Now that you have enough preparedness for the cover crops, you should: Plant them in between the rows of the vegetable garden. The cover crops will be effective without overcrowding and eventually killing your vegetables. Alternatively, plant them around the vegetables while keeping a distance.
Cover crops are helpful until flowering. Cut them down to decompose for 2-3 weeks and nourish your vegetables. Avoid reseeding to prevent choking your crops. Let flowers benefit pollinators. Leaving non-dying cover crops too long harms your garden. Legumes fix nitrogen best, non-legumes add winter charm.