Green Manure Seeds
Green manure suppresses weeds, protects soil from erosion and improves structure as well. Legumes (beans) absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere and ‘fix' it into the soil through root nodules making it easily available for following crops.
Sow green manure seeds whenever the ground is to be left bare for more than 6 weeks. Dig them in while they’re fresh and green and allow 2-3 weeks before re-planting to begin the breakdown of plant material into humus, releasing nutrients slowly over time.