Our Advice Section & Customers Meadow Pictures

Below you'll find a list of all our most recent advice pages and posts. To find specific information, please look in the Categories on the left of this page.

Click on the relevant category and you'll go to a page containing a more detailed list of advice in that section. We hope you can find all the information you need, but if in doubt, please contact us .

Mustard & Phacelia for Green manure

Posted on September 4, 2013

Mustard Seed

mustard seed mustard seed
Sowing time March, April, May, June, July, August, September.
Growing period: 1-2 months
Ideal Soil Type: Most.
Nitrogen fixer: No.
How to Sow: Prepare the soil by roughly digging it over and removing any weeds. Lightly tread the soil, and then sow the seeds by broadcast sowing (i.e. scattering evenly) for good coverage.. Rake the soil and water well. In dry periods you may need to water until the green manure is established.
Care: The green manure should be cut down before flowering when the stems are nice and soft as they decompose quicker, retain more beneficial nutrients and are easier to incorporate into the soil. They can be dug into the soil by turning over into the top 15cms or left on the top as a mulch, the worms will drag down the organic matter and help to aerate the soil.
Sow Rate: 4.5 grams per square metre.

 

 

Phacelia

Sowing time March, April, May, June, July, August, September.
Growing period: 1-3 months.
Ideal Soil Type: Dry, Most.
Nitrogen fixer: No.
How to Sow: Remove weeds especially perennials, rake the soil and scatter the seed at a rate of 1g per sq m. Dig in to a depth of 1cm and lightly water in.
Care: The green manure should be cut down before flowering when the stems are nice and soft as they decompose quicker, retain more beneficial nutrients and are easier to incorporate into the soil. They can be dug into the soil by turning over into the top 15cms or left on the top as a mulch, the worms will drag down the organic matter and help to aerate the soil.
Sow Rate: 1 gram per square metre.

This post was posted in Advice on Clovers & Green Manures

Lucerne and Italian Ryegrass for Green Manure

Posted on September 4, 2013

Alfalfa (Lucerne) seed

Lucerne Seed Lucerne Seed
Sowing time April, May, June, July.
Growing period: 2-3 months or up to 1 year for overwintering.
Ideal Soil Type: Most soil types
Nitrogen fixer: Yes
How to Sow: Prepare the soil by roughly digging it over and removing any weeds. Lightly tread the soil, and then sow the seeds by broadcast sowing (i.e. scattering evenly) for good coverage. Rake the soil and water well. In dry periods you may need to water until the green manure is established.
Care: The green manure should be cut down before flowering when the stems are nice and soft as they decompose quicker, retain more beneficial nutrients and are easier to incorporate into the soil. They can be dug into the soil by turning over into the top 15cms or left on the top as a mulch, the worms will drag down the organic matter and help to aerate the soil.
Sow Rate: 2.5 grams per square metre.

Italian ryegrass

Sowing time March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October.
Growing period: 3-24 months
Ideal Soil Type: Most.
Nitrogen fixer: No.
How to Sow: Prepare the soil by roughly digging it over and removing any weeds. Lightly tread the soil, and then sow the seeds by broadcast sowing (i.e. scattering evenly) for good coverage. Rake the soil and water well. In dry periods you may need to water until the green manure is established.
Care: The green manure should be cut down before flowering when the stems are nice and soft as they decompose quicker, retain more beneficial nutrients and are easier to incorporate into the soil. They can be dug into the soil by turning over into the top 15cms or left on the top as a mulch, the worms will drag down the organic matter and help to aerate the soil.
Sow Rate: 10 grams per square metre.

This post was posted in Advice on Clovers & Green Manures

Items 131 to 140 of 189 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. ...
  3. 12
  4. 13
  5. 14
  6. 15
  7. 16
  8. ...
  9. 19