Caliente Mustard 119 Green Manure Seeds

Caliente Mustard 119 Green Manure Seeds

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Caliente Mustard 119 is an excellent green manure that has biofumigant properties. (Biofumigation is the suppression of soil borne pests & diseases by the release of naturally occurring gases).

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Caliente Mustard 119 is an excellent green manure that has biofumigant properties. (Biofumigation is the suppression of soil borne pests & diseases by the release of naturally occurring gases). By combining the lush organic matter with the plants biofumigant properties the activity of beneficial soil microbes is increased, so they can outperform the pathogen microbes and this helps keep harmful soil diseases down.

In order for biofumigation process to work successfully a few easy steps need to be followed;

1. The foliage must be crushed or finely chopped (a spade/garden shredder/strimmer or mower would be useful) as this allows the gases to be released.

2. Dig the chopped up foliage & roots into the top 15-20cm of the soil within 20 mins of chopping up, otherwise 80% of the beneficial gases will escape into the air.

3. Rake the soil to a fine tilth and firm or roller to keep gases locked in. Water the area thoroughly.

4. Rest the soil for 14 days before sowing/planting new seeds/crops, then sow/grow crops as soon as possible to get the best benefits from Caliente Mustard.

It sounds hard but these are the same processes you would normally do when using other green manures but in a shorter timescale. Work on small manageable areas at a time.

Caliente Mustard is a very beneficial green manure as it produces lush foliage that helps smothers weeds; improves soils fertility & structure and retains moisture. This mustard also provides a good source of nutrition for the following crops by recycling nutrients like nitrogen. It is also may improve the appearance of the skin of potatoes and may deter wireworm populations.

Caliente Mustard can be sown in spring or late summer and incorporated 2 weeks after flowering has just started. Sow early to mid October to overwinter – the protection of a horticultural fleece may help and dig in early spring.

An excellent green manure & biofumigant that benefits vegetable/salad crops especially potatoes & root crops and also soft & cane fruit crops & in protected cropping undercover soils.

(Caliente Mustard Green Manure is a Brassica so if problems are present with Club-root, Caliente Mustard will succumb to the disease so use appropriately within a rotation).

When to Sow: March – September.
Growing period:
2-5 months.
Ideal Soil Type:
Most.
Nitrogen fixer: No.
How to Sow:
Broadcast sow seeds on a well-prepared bed, and gently rake in & firm to ensure good seed to soil contact. Water the seed in lightly and keep moist until germination has began. Keep the soil moist throughout the growing cycle as periods of drought will cause it to flower early and mean less bulky organic growth. (A balanced N:P:K fertiliser can be applied before or just after sowing to ensure best growth – the Caliente Mustard will return these nutrients to the soil when dug in).
Care: In order for biofumigation process to work successfully a few easy steps need to be followed;1. The foliage must be crushed or finely chopped (a spade/garden shredder/strimmer or mower would be useful) as this allows the gases to be released.2. Dig the chopped up foliage & roots into the top 15-20cm of the soil within 20 mins of chopping up, otherwise 80% of the beneficial gases will escape into the air.3. Rake the soil to a fine tilth and firm or roller to keep gases locked in. Water the area thoroughly.4. Rest the soil for 14 days before sowing/planting new seeds/crops, then sow/grow crops as soon as possible to get the best benefits from Caliente Mustard.
Sow Rate:
1.6 grams per square metre.
Pack Weight / Area:

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General Green Manure Seed Advice & Information

Follow the links below for further Green Manure information:

What is Green Manure ?
Choosing the right Green Manure
How to Sow Green Manure Seeds

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