Forage Pea Green Manure Seeds                          

Forage Pea Green Manure Seeds

Sow Seeds Ltd

Forage Pea Green Manure is a member of the legume family that is excellent at fixing nitrogen and has deep penetrative roots that help to break up the soil. It can grow up to 1 metre tall. Forage Pea is excellent for over wintering and can be sown from September...

£1.85
£1.85
Pack Weight:
Add to wishlist

Forage Pea Green Manure is a member of the legume family that is excellent at fixing nitrogen and has deep penetrative roots that help to break up the soil. It can grow up to 1 metre tall.

Forage Pea is excellent for over wintering and can be sown from September to November. It has good weed suppressing qualities but its foliage is not as bulky as some other green manures that overwinter.

It could be sown with a lower growing green manure like red clover if weed suppression was paramount and adding lots of bulky organic matter in spring is required. It is however good enough to use on its own too.

 

Forage Pea Green Manure Seed Sowing Advice

When to Sow: September, October, November.
Growing period: 3-6 months.
Ideal Soil Type: Most.
Nitrogen fixer: Yes.
How to Sow: Prepare the soil by roughly digging it over and removing any weeds. Lightly tread the soil, and then sow the seeds by broadcast sowing (i.e. scattering evenly) for good coverage. Dig in seed to a depth of 7cms. Rows can be sown but are not as good for weed suppression. Rake the soil, lightly firm and water well. In dry periods you may need to water until the green manure is established.
Care: The green manure should be cut down before flowering when the stems are nice and soft as they decompose quicker, retain more beneficial nutrients and are easier to incorporate into the soil. They can be dug into the soil by turning over into the top 15cms or left on the top as a mulch, the worms will drag down the organic matter and help to aerate the soil.

 

How Much Seed Do I Need?

Pack weight: 100g 250g 500g
Area covered: 12.5m2 31m2 62m2


Coverage rates quoted in the table above are based on our recommended seed coverage of 8g per m2.

 

When to Sow Forage Pea Green Manure Seeds

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow No Sow Sow Sow Sow No

 

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

 

External Links

Green Manure – Wikipedia
Green Manures – RHS Website
→ Full range of seeds also available at www.sowseeds.co.uk

Save
All orders are usually dispatched the next working working day and are delivered either via Royal Mail 2nd Class Delivery (3-5 working day service) or Parcel Courier (depending on size and weight). These delivery times shown are to be used as a guide and are not guaranteed.

We deliver to all countries within the EU including: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Due to export restrictions on seed we are unable to deliver to any counties outside the EU.

Click here to view our delivery charges.

Recently Viewed Products