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Gatekeeper Mon 05-Sep-16 19:30:41

am thinking about planting a green manur for digging in but not sure which variety to go for. has anyone planted one on here? Which type did you get ?


Gatekeeper Wed 07-Sep-16 17:52:30


bookbook Thu 08-Sep-16 12:48:45

oh hello!
I think it depends what you are needing it for , and for how long. Is it because you cannot get good manure, or is it to protect or help improve the soil?
I grow green manure on my allotment in some areas. I use mine for protecting the soil from loosing nutrients over winter. There are quite a few. I am thinking of Phacelia this year. I used mustard last year. Something that isn't too hard to dig in come spring is important to me smile
this site is full of useful info on when , why and what to sow
green manure

shovetheholly Thu 08-Sep-16 14:46:00

My Dad uses overwintering broad beans, as he always has a bumper crop and has some seed over to dry. Some of them he lefts mature for a crop, others he gets rid of before they flower, using them just as a manure. I might give this a bit of a go this year!

Gatekeeper Sat 10-Sep-16 17:50:13

I don't have access to any manure and my beds could do with a boost.

Just having a look at that site you linked to bookbook- just the job. Thank you smile

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