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    • Larumbelle
    • By Larumbelle 11th Oct 16, 1:51 PM
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    Green manures for planting now
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:51 PM
    Green manures for planting now 11th Oct 16 at 1:51 PM
    Hi all

    I am looking at green manures to cover the soil in my allotment over winter and hopefully improve soul nutrients when I dig them in. I had assumed I would have no problem finding some suitable to plant around now, but most of the winter mixes I have looked at say plant until September. Can anybody recommend a green manure suitable for planting over the next three or four weeks as summer crops come out the ground? Or do you think the usual winter mixes would do okay being planted a little late?

    Thanks for any advice!


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    • Farway
    • By Farway 11th Oct 16, 2:56 PM
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    Guess a lot depends where you live, I'm in Hampshire & would not hesitate, maybe if I were in Hebrides I would think twice
    • andrewf75
    • By andrewf75 11th Oct 16, 3:09 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:09 PM
    with the ever milder winters chances are it will be fine to sow now
    • wellused
    • By wellused 11th Oct 16, 9:34 PM
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    Winter beans can be sown now and dug in before they flower in the spring.
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