Green Manures

Green manures are a cheap and effective way to add organic matter to depleted soils. Sow in beds that need a pick-me-up and dig in just before they start to flower.
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AUTUMN GREEN MANURE MIX
AUTUMN GREEN MANURE MIX
SEEDS: S387
Pea, Oat and Vetch make a vibrant and enriching autumn green manure for your soil. Enough seed to cover 50m2, premixed for your convenience and complete with inoculant to boost nitrogen fixing legumes. 1kg
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BUCKWHEAT
BUCKWHEAT
SEEDS: S392
Plant as a leafy cover crop to suppress weeds then turn into the soil for an excellent green manure. Buckwheat flowers are fragrant and make a wonderful addition to tall flowering wildflowers such as cosmos and cornflower that the bees flock to. It can also be used to make buckwheat flour from an area as small as one square metre. Enough seed to...
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CHICKPEA ORGANIC
CHICKPEA ORGANIC
SEEDS: S395
The perfect multi-purpose crop. This spring planting legume makes a great drought tolerant, nitrogen fixing green manure. Tips and leaves can be pinched off to use in salads and stir fries. Plants that are left to mature will produce pods containing delicious and nutritious chick peas which can be eaten green or left to dry and use in your own t...
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CLEVER CLOVER 'DALKEITH'
CLEVER CLOVER 'DALKEITH'
SEEDS: SCLT
Clover adds nitrogen to the soil, suppresses weeds and then becomes an organic mulch for summer crops. Sown direct in autumn (winter in warmer areas) it grows over winter and spring then dies back in summer in time to plant summer vegies such as tomatoes, corn and zucchini into weed free beds. 100gms covers 50m2, 90 days.
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CLEVER CLOVER KIT CSIRO
CLEVER CLOVER KIT CSIRO
SEEDS: SCLC
This clever kit developed by the CSIRO contains all the green manure crops you need for a healthy garden. Your kit includes separate packets of Bio Mustard, Clover Trikkala, Clover Dalkeith and Lucerne, plus full instructions on when to sow and how to grow. Covers an area of 8m by 5m.
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Diggers Companion Planting Chart
Diggers Companion Planting Chart
BOOKS: ACPC
New this season! The Diggers guide to Companion Planting. This beautifully illustrated poster provides a quick reference for companion planting in your garden. Features Australia's most popular fruit and vegies and their companions as well as a few pest repellent plants to help keep your garden chemical free and healthy. A2 size, matt laminated ...
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FENUGREEK GREEN MANURE
FENUGREEK GREEN MANURE
SEEDS: S340G
An attractive and easily managed green manure crop that can be sown in autumn in warmer areas, otherwise sow in spring. The thick mat of foliage will suppress weed seeds and provide a nitrogen rich resource to the soil. Seeds can be collected and used in Indian cooking. Ideal for under-planting with broad beans. Broadcast seed then thin to 10-20...
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LUCERNE GREEN MANURE
LUCERNE GREEN MANURE
SEEDS: SCLS
Lucerne has much deeper roots than vegetable plants. It taps into, and makes available, the nutrients and water that vegetables can't access. Dig in at 13 weeks or cut down when it starts to flower for use as mulch in your garden. 100 grams covers 50 square metres.
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MUSTARD BIOFUMIGANT
MUSTARD BIOFUMIGANT
SEEDS: SCLBF
Mustard acts as a bio fumigant. As the plant breaks down it releases compounds that reduce the growth of soil-borne diseases such as tomato wilt. This fantastic crop cleans up your soil andincreases the organic content at the same time. Dig in at around 21 weeks or just before flowering. Covers approximately 50 square metres. 100g Not to be cons...
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PHACELIA TANACETIFOLIA  1 SQM
PHACELIA TANACETIFOLIA 1 SQM
SEEDS: S715
A valuable companion plant with fluffy lavender flowers that are a magnet for bees and other good bugs such as hoverflies and parasitic wasps. It is highly valued in Europe and USA for its long-lasting, high quality nectar producing flowers.
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Stealth Hoe. Some assembly required
Stealth Hoe. Some assembly required
HARDWARE: HHOE
Designed to remove weeds easily and efficiently, this Stealth Hoe (also known as a Scuffle Hoe), is made here in Australia from hardened carbon steel and features a razor sharp edge on all three sides of the blade for easy cutting. Beautifully balanced, working just below the surface of your mulch, gravel or crushed rock, this hoe easily slices ...
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TAGASASTE incl innoculant
TAGASASTE incl innoculant
SEEDS: S420
Tagasaste has been grown by Australian farmers since the late 1800's. Its a fast growing, drought tolerant, evergren tree, and the deep taproots can access water even in dry summers providing valuable fodder when pastures are dry. Its a very attractive shade tree or can be grown as a hedge to provide windbreaks. Fragrant white flowers are a magn...
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COMFREY
COMFREY
SEEDS: S310
Nature's soil building herb, used by organic gardeners for centuries. Comfrey's deep root system brings up nutrients from the subsoil and makes them available to shallower rooted plants. Use the leaves for composting or a liquid manure mix. For best germination results refrigerate seeds for 4-6 weeks then sow in punnets at a soil temperature of ...
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LUCERNE GREEN MANURE BULK
LUCERNE GREEN MANURE BULK
SEEDS: SB301
Lucerne has much deeper roots than vegetable plants. It taps into, and makes available, the nutrients and water that vegetables can't access. Dig in at 13 weeks or cut down when it starts to flower for use as mulch in your garden. 400 grams covers 200 square metres.
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ORANGE LONG HARVEST COLLECTION
ORANGE LONG HARVEST COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCITLH
Pick oranges all year round with this long harvest collection. Includes one plant each of Navel ‘Washington’, with fruit from May to September, Navel ‘Lane’s Late’ with fruit from September to December, and Valencia 'Delta Seedless' fruiting from September to March with fruit that stores on the tree for up to seven months.
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LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
HARDWARE: HLOP3
A tried and true design, popular with all Diggers gardeners. Safe to use with dirty tank or washing machine water, as it does not get blocked. Covers a diameter of 10m. Not for high pressure.
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2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
Membership: MNE2CA2
Join the club and receive an exclusive gift, valued at $30. A stunning calendar featuring key dates, a guide to which seeds to sow each month and plenty of space to add your own events. Plus two free packets of some popular seeds – Tomato 'Black Cherry' and Lettuce Heirloom Mix.
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