Saturday, April 14, 2012

Green Manures

Green manures are grown to improve soil fertility. They are one of the cheapest and most sustainable ways of improving your soil. Typically green manures are planted over winter.

Cut your green manure down and turn in with a garden fork either when any flowers start to appear or about four weeks before spring planting.

Our green manure bags packed up ready for market
Our green manure bags cover around 5 square metres. They are made up of a combination of nitrogen fixing plants (tic beans, blue lupins and grey peas), fast growing winter plants (mustard and oats) and plants with deep roots to mine the subsoil (ryecorn).

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