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The secret to growing green manures

Growing a green manure crop is an easy, inexpensive and low maintenance way of improving the health of the soil. These crops have many benefits. Green manures not only increase the organic content of the soil, but also add valuable nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. They can also provide an organic mulch that suppresses weeds and improves the soil’s ability to hold water. Avoid leaving your garden beds bare this winter, sow a green manure crop to prepare your soil for the spring rush.

Benefits of Green Manures

♦ Adds organic matter to the soil, which supports microorganisms and worm activity as well as improving water holding capacity.
♦ Adds additional nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous and carbon.
♦ Helps to stabilise the soil and prevent leaching of existing nutrients during heavy rains.

♦ Protects the soil from the harsh baking sun that could otherwise kill off existing soil micro-organisms.
♦ Improves soil structure through root penetration which also increases available oxygen.
♦ Smothers weeds and provides competition against opportunistic weed growth.

How to grow & sow green manures

Q&A - GREEN MANURES

Trials manager Ian Magnus answers questions about using green manures to boost soil fertility and water retention.

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