I just learned about cover crops last week on here and I am finding it VERY fascinating! I want to jump in full force but I can't decide what to choose as my first one or two. I have a weed problem and I thought that something like the hairy vetch would be good for that? and it would supply nutrients too. Then I thought winter wheat sounded cool. but where I am at it won't harvest till july/aug and I can't postpone my summer garden that long ya know? so I'm not sure what would be good for me here in southern Maine.
Things that I'd like: weed control, nutrients for the soil, ability to use the remains as mulch/hay for my summer crops, and potentially getting a harvest of some sort from it.
in your opinion, which cover crops do you think would suit my garden needs and the area I live in?