A non invasive selection, which grows slowly through Winter and accelerates in early Spring to about 30cm tall, slow to flower, has soft stems and short fibrous roots which break down quickly when cut down. Dig in, in Spring.
Excellent for improving sandy and silty soils. Competes well with annual and perennial weeds. Dense cover of fine leaved, soft stemmed, blue flowering plants. Cut at ground level, leave to break down before digging in. High in nitrogen. Sow Autumn to early Winter. Scatter seed and rake in to a depth of 50mm. Very important as a green manure, but even more interesting is that the seeds in storage are not attacked by rodent, and when grown wildlife is wary and tend to leave them alone.
A mixture of tic beans, oats, lupins, suitable as a ley crop.Cut back before stems get too thick. Leave on bed to break down and then dig over. Sow Autumn to early Winter. Scatter seed and rake in to a depth of 50mm. Allow some wastage for bird damage.
A Summer green manure, selected by Tas Global Seeds. Germinates well when sown early Dec throughout the Summer. Requires water initially but when roots are established requires less. The top growth will be fast and swamps out weeds, creates a mass of fine roots. Cut down before flowering, use stems in compost. Bed ready for late Summer planting. Non-invasive.
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