Spring Mix Green Manure Seeds                          

Spring Mix Green Manure Seeds

Sow Seeds Ltd

Our Spring mix includes Mustard, Tares and Italian Ryegrass which make an excellent combination to grow especially in early spring as they germinate at low temperatures. Mustard Mustard is quick growing and can be sown from March - September for a period of 2-4 months. It suits most soils and...

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Our Spring mix includes Mustard, Tares and Italian Ryegrass which make an excellent combination to grow especially in early spring as they germinate at low temperatures.

Mustard

Mustard is quick growing and can be sown from March - September for a period of 2-4 months. It suits most soils and produces lots of leafy growth - excellent for soils lacking organic matter. The bulky foliage helps to improve soil texture and moisture retention once incorporated. It is part of the brassica family.

Tares (Vetches)

Produces lots of bulky foliage that improves the soils fertility by adding organic matter when dug in; improves the texture of the soil and also suppresses weeds. Tares is also good at fixing nitrogen in the soil, which is good for the following crop as nitrogen helps to promote healthy leaf and stem growth. It is part of the legume family.

Italian Ryegrass

A good at suppressing weeds and fits anywhere into crop rotation plans. It is not as invasive as perennial ryegrass and has the ability to lift nitrogen from the soil and once dug in slowly release it to the following crop.

 

Spring Mix Green Manure Seed Sowing Advice

When to Sow: March, April, May, June, July, August, September.
Growing period: 2-4 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. Rows can be sown but are not as good for weed suppression. Rake the soil 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: 50g 100g 250g 500g
Area covered: 17m2 34m2 85m2 170m2


Coverage rates quoted in the table above are based on our recommended seed coverage of 3g per m2.

 

When to Sow Spring Mix Green Manure Seeds

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

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

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