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Green Manure Black OatsR48.88
Black Oats or Saia Oats is one of the world’s oldest cover crops. Planted specifically for it high production of biomass both above and below the soil, it is vitally important in increasing the organic and carbon content of your soil.
Best planted within 6 weeks of first frost and and inter-planting of Vetch will produce some of the largest volumes of biomass that can be used as a green manure, mulch or as feed-stock for you compost heap.
In early spring before the seeds set, take a sharp spade and sever the plant just below the soil line. This will give you an above ground mulch and will leave the roots intact in the soil. The roots will decompose and provide pathways to allow the soil to absorb a tremendous amount of water.
Weight: 200 g
Green Manure Pink SerradellaR28.00
It produces the bulk of it’s top growth in Aug/Sept. it can grow so rampant that it will cover the walking spaces between the beds. Just before the seed pods set, be sure to fold the foliage over onto the beds and then chop the roots to allow it to break down .
Plant March and April.
Green Manure Red CloverR67.80
A wonderful green manure, it’s long taproot lifts minerals and trace elements from deep down in the soil up to the soil surface. As well as being a nitrogen fixer, once the taproot has been cut in late winter, the plant dies down and leaves behind an extensive roots system to increase the soils organic matter.
Plant from Feb-Early April.
Green Manure VetchR32.20
A massive biomass producer and will provide many kilos of above ground vegetation that will reduce to a wonderful much once the root system has been cut.
Ensure that you cut the root system once the first flowers appear as you do not want it to re-seed in place.
Plant from March-April.
Weight: 100 g
Green Manure White CloverR77.04
White Clover is a great green manure to help increase nitrogen in your soil as it is a legume. It also does a wonderful job of loosening your soil with it’s long taproot. Cut just below the surface with a sharp spade late in winter and allow the foliage to die down naturally onto the soil surface, or alternatively take this green matter and give your compost pile a high nitrogen boost.
Plant from Feb – Early April.
Sprouts / Microgreens AlfalfaR101.11
Alfalfa sprouts are one of the most common and nutritious sprouts available. The Roman Army marched and fought battles with Alfalfa as their main source of protein. Great for small, fine, tasty sprouts, quick to germinate, attaining colour in less than 5 days. Can be dried, then ground and mixed into home baked breads. Also a stunning microgreen, green manure and cover crop.
Sprouts / Microgreens Black MustardR48.18
Our most popular mustard variety, as it is nice and spicy. As a sprout the flavour gets deeper and hotter as it grows. As a microgreen it adds a touch of heat to your dishes. Mustard is a rich source of Calcium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Selenium and Zinc. It is also high in cancer fighting carotenoids and flavonoids.
Also can be used as a green manure and cover crop.
Sprouts / Microgreens BuckwheatR54.58
One of the staple grains from ancient history, with many fantastic uses. Use as sprouts in salads, health breads, or crush and toast them to add to your muesli. It’s very nutritious and adds considerable soluble and insoluble fibre to your diet. Consume sparingly, less than 40g per day. Can cause photo-sensitivity.
Can be used as a green manure and cover crop.