Sow green ma­nures

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Clear spent crops promptly, oth­er­wise dy­ing fo­liage can quickly be­come in­fected by mildew or be smoth­ered with pests if al­lowed to de­cay on the veg plot. Grow­ing space left va­cant over win­ter can be sown with a hardy green ma­nure, which will smother weeds and help to prevent nu­tri­ents be­ing washed from the soil dur­ing win­ter down­pours. When dug-in next spring, green ma­nures will re­lease nu­tri­ents back into the soil. Win­ter mixes con­tain­ing graz­ing rye, crim­son clover and field beans are pop­u­lar for Septem­ber sow­ing and can be bought

from seed sup­pli­ers such as Mr Fothergill’s, Sut­tons and Thompson & Mor­gan.

Sow green ma­nures now

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