Clovers and green manure seeds

Some green manures can be sown in late summer or early autumn and left to grow over the winter. Clovers or rye grasses may be perfect for this and will have time to grow before digging in during early spring.

If you have a new garden or a barren plot that you don't intend to cultivate or plant for at least a year, then one of the longer-term green manure crops, such as alfalfa is a good idea. If you need to use the area earlier than expected, green manures can be dug in at any time. Just leave a few weeks for them to rot down before planting.

Clover seed

Clovers fix nitrogen from the air, they can help weed suppression & improve the soil structure. Clovers roots penetrate deep into the soil and help to improve its structure by binding soils together.

Green manure seeds

Green Manure is a crop that is grown to benefit the soil. It improves the health of the soil and subsequent plants and it can save a fortune on compost. Once the seeds have grown and the plants broken down they will add organic matter to the soil.

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8 Item(s)

  1. Red Clover Seed 1 Kilo MAS-CLO01

    • Red Clover seed
    • Sow at 1.5 grams per square metre
    • Green manure
    • Sow late Spring through to Autumn
    Name Price Qty
    100 Grams
    £3.65
    + -
    1 Kilo
    £24.00
    + -
  2. White Clover Seed MAS-CLO02

    • White clover seed
    • Sow at 1.5 grams per square metre
    • Green Manure
    • Plant Late Spring or Autumn
    Name Price Qty
    100 Grams
    £3.65
    + -
    1 Kilo
    £24.00
    + -
  3. Wild white clover seed MAS-CLO03

    • Wild White Clover Seed
    • Sow at 1.5 grams per square metre
    • Green Manure
    • Sow spring or Autumn
    Name Price Qty
    100 Grams
    £3.65
    + -
    1 Kilo
    £26.00
    + -
  4. Clover Seed Blend MAS-CLO04

    • Mix of clovers
    • Red, White, Wild white & Alsike.
    • Sow at 1.5 grams per square metre.
    • Green Manure
    Name Price Qty
    100 Grams
    £3.65
    + -
    1 Kilo
    £25.00
    + -
  5. Alfalfa Lucerne Green Manure Seed MAS-GM01

    • Alfalfa lucerne seed for green manure. 
    • Sow at 2.5 grams per square metre. 
    • Sow late spring takes 3-12 months to grow 
    • Dig in when established.
    Name Price Qty
    100 Grams
    £3.65
    + -
    1 Kilo
    £25.00
    + -
  6. Italian Ryegrass Seed MAS-GM02

    • Italian ryegrass seed for green manure.
    • Sow at 10 grams per square metre
    • Sow March through to October
    • Dig in before flowering
    Name Price Qty
    100 Grams
    £2.00
    + -
    1 Kilo
    £12.00
    + -
  7. Mustard Seed Green Manure MAS-GM03

    • Mustard Green Manure Seed 
    • Sow at 4.5 grams per square metre.
    • Sow from spring to early autumn.
    • Takes up to 2 months to establish. 
    Name Price Qty
    100 Grams
    £3.65
    + -
    1 Kilo
    £22.00
    + -
  8. Phacelia Green Manure Seed MAS-GM04

    • Phacelia green manure seed. 
    • Sow at 1.0 grams per square metre. 
    • Sow from spring to early autumn. 
    • Dig in just before flowering.
    Name Price Qty
    100 Grams
    £3.65
    + -
    1 Kilo
    £25.00
    + -
Green manures are sown in late summer or autumn and can mop up any nutrients, preventing them being washed away by winter rain. When dug back in in the following spring, they release these nutrients back into the soil. Green manures may also be used to cover bare patches of soil in the spaces between crops, or during intervals between one crop and the next. Fast-growing mustard sown before mid-September can be incorporated in October Some green manures have the additional capacity of storing (fixing) nitrogen from the air to their root nodules, but only in summer. Nitrogen is a valuable plant nutrient. Other benefits of green manures include protection of the soil surface from compaction by rain and shelter for beneficial insects such as ground beetles