Last summer we cleared several acres of woodland, and in late July we had the stumps pulled and the roots mulched (shredded). We put the land into an annual rye cover for its weed suppressant qualities and to keep the soil more or less fixed until snowfly. Since we are not planning to be on the land until summer of 2015, we want to put in a cover crop again this coming summer. Presently we are considering field peas or buckwheat. Does anyone out there have experience with either of these?
We have not had a soil test done yet because we will till in the char from a big slash pile that is to be burnt soon, and that would change the results of any test significantly. What we're looking to do is build up the soil before we need to depend on it for sustenance and income. Any suggestions?