Green Manure General Mixed – A typical general mixture of green manures consist of both legumes and brassicas and will almost likely include Minerva Maple Peas, Italian Ryegrass, Common Vetches and Forage Rye, which are suitable for most soil types.
A general mix is a good choice if you are new to the idea of green manure and perhaps not quite sure which ones to choose. A selected mix will include plants that are good for ground cover, good at fixing nitrogen and returning it to the soil, useful as a natural fertiliser and good for improving soil structure and moisture retention.
A general mix is a good place to start with green manure for both the allotment and the vegetable garden. Sowing is from May to July and the growing period for a general mix is from 2-6 months, after which you can cut the stems and then dig everything into the soil. Alternatively, you can leave the growing plants to overwinter and then dig them in during the spring or early summer of the following year.
Sow at 3 grams per sq. m. - this packet covers 33m2
|General Mixture Green Manure Seeds Sowing Guidelines |
|When to Sow Seeds: || |
May, Jun, Jul
|Germination Temperature: ||12C + |
|Cover Seed: ||Yes |
|Time to Germinate: ||7 Days |
|Seed Coverage ||3g / m2 |