Green Manures

Green Manures
These plants are grown to improve the structure and nutrient content of the soil, they are usually dug into the soil before they flower or the greenery can be cut and used as a mulch or added to the compost heap. They also help to control weeds between harvest and crop planting.

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Helps to fix nitrogen in the soil (leguminous). It can be sown from early April to late july. This green manure needs to grow for at least 2 months and can be left for up to a year. It will bulk up over time. It is happy on poor soils but dislikes acidic ones. Seed sufficient for 4 square meters.
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This lends itself to being sown often and dug in when small. Sow between early March to the end of September. After 1-3 months dig in before flowering. It is much harder to dig in if you allow it to flower however if you can sow some to flower near your beans they will help attract pollinators. Phacelia is not fussy about soil type. Seed sufficient for 4 square meters.
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