- Easy to grow, excellent for improving soil nutrient levels.
- Over winter to cut down and dig in during spring
An excellent assortment of crops that improves the texture and nutrient levels of your soil for future crops. For best results over-winter to cut down and dig in during spring.
Grows these hardy plants over winter and not only will you have a wintering bed of greens to keep weeds from taking hold in the colder months, you’ll be investing in your soil too. Once dug into the soil these plants release nutrients and texture, as well as bio-fumigants from the mustard, which naturally keep rot and mould-producing diseases at bay.
Will cover approximately 20 sqm.
Vetch (Vicia sativa) and Cereal Rye (Secale cereale)
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How to Guide
September-October. Prepare the area for planting by digging, raking level, firming the area by walking over and then raking the surface level to a fine tilth. Scatter the seeds evenly over the area. Lightly rake the soil to cover the seeds and keep the area moist.
Keep moist and allow plants to grow on during the autumn and winter months. Remove any obvious weeds from the area.
In spring before flowering or before you plant out your spring crops, chop foliage down to a fine mulch. Thoroughly dig and turn over the soil burying all foliage and roots. Rake level to plant your crop.