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Winter Mix Green Manure Seeds

Sow Seeds Ltd

Our Winter Mix is a specially formulated Green Manure mix suitable for sowing August - September and for digging in during spring. It contains 4 main varieties (listed below) that have different properties which help with weed suppression, prevents leaching of nutrients and makes nitrogen available to following crops. Crimson...

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Our Winter Mix is a specially formulated Green Manure mix suitable for sowing August - September and for digging in during spring. It contains 4 main varieties (listed below) that have different properties which help with weed suppression, prevents leaching of nutrients and makes nitrogen available to following crops.

Crimson Clover

A very good ground cover plant that will help with weed suppression, is quick and easy to grow. It can take a degree of frost but even if it does die back the winter roots are beneficial helping keep the soil together. The foliage can be left on the top of the soil as a mulch through winter. Good nitrogen fixer. Suits most soils especially useful in sandy ones but does like it free draining but not clay types. Part of the Legume family.

Mustard

Mustard is a quick growing green manure that can be sown from March - September for a period of 2-4 months. It suits most soils and produces lots of leafy growth good for soils lacking organic matter, helping to improve soil texture and give better moisture retention. Part of the Brassica family.

Red Clover

This is a fast growing perennial that can be left in situ for 3-18 months. Its deep penetrating roots are excellent nitrogen fixers and penetrate the soil helping to improve its structure. Red clover has leafy growth that smothers weeds and helps retain moisture and can grow in most soil types. Part of the Legume family.

Italian Ryegrass

This is an excellent green manure that has roots that penetrate the soil and help to stabilize it in winter by preventing soil erosion and also help to dredge up minerals that might have been lost during winter rain. It works with the Legume family green manures to release the nitrates they collect at a slower rate through the season.

 

Winter Mix Green Manure Seed Sowing Advice

When to Sow: August, September.
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. 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 83m2 167m2


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

 

When to Sow Winter Mix Green Manure Seeds

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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

 

External Links

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

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