Discourages spreading weeds, protects and improves soil by preventing nutrients leaching away over winter and adds valuable organic material. Clovers fix nitrogen in the soil. Rye grass and white mustard improve soil structure.
Ready to dig in after 2-3 months after sowing.
The Mix is made up of:
15% Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum)
20% Broad Leaf Clover (Trifolium pratense)
30% Westerwolths Rye Grass (Lolium multiflorum)
35% White Tilney Mustard (Sinapsis alba)
The incorporation of green plant tissue into the soil is an ancient practice known as ‘green manuring’. Green Manures are used to disrupt pest and disease life cycles, improve soil fertility and nutrient levels and suppress weeds.
Covers approx. 20sq.m (24sq. yards)
Sow outdoors September to November or through to February if the soil is not too cold and wet. Broadcast the seed over finely prepared soil which has already been watered.
Dig in, anytime before flowering and 4-5 weeks before the ground is required. Cut the plants back and allow the foliage to wilt before digging the crop in to a depth of 15-20cm (6-8in). Chop up the foliage with the spade as you dig. Over wintered crops can be dug into the soil in spring. Ensure plants are cut back or dug in before they set seed.
Tip: Can be mown before flowering to extend the cover period. Leave plants in the ground until soil is required for use but do not let them set seed.