I've got a little plot (16X16) for my veg. I've never used cover crops before for overwintering but was toying with the idea this year. I did grow garlic last year and will probably (99.9%) do so this year so that will be in the garden somewhere. Has anyone used cover crops? I'm leaning towards hairy vetch but the only source of seeds I can find is some guy selling it as a deer forage for hunting :( is that the same stuff? Completely unrelated.. I was away for a couple of days & when I came home I found that someone is skeletonizing my brand new quince (Chaenomeles spuperba, Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince ) and oh boy am I pissed off >:( and all my tomatos are bursting because of the rain in the northeast US. Enough already...!! I've canned more creme sausage tomatos, I've got to go out and actually buy new canning jars. I won't be complaining come winter though... :) Other types of tomatos have been ripening (especially the Rutgers, Chico and Snowball) but the CS are definately the stars this year! I'm in northwest Connecticut, US on the border of zones 5 and 6.