Green Manure

Overwinter Nitrogen Fixing Rye Vetch Mix

Today the main task was the bean bed. This year I had used this space for potatoes so it was ready for a good clear up and my first sowing of some green manure.

I went on somewhat of a mission to get this dug over and weeded! Almost two hours later and I was ready to throw my winter rye about merrily and rake it in. To be honest I don’t think I bought enough for the area, so will be making a purchase of another couple of packets from here.
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Hopefully the green manure will be happy enough and my beans will be an improvement on this year (which wouldn’t be hard!).
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Other little jobs that I managed to do also today was plant our rosemary plant, it hadn’t been looking too happy in the pot at home, I thought it would be a nice addition to our ‘herb garden’ at the allotment.
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I also had a lovely little rose that we thought had died in it’s pot, but after a little TLC from hubby is looking well again, I have popped that in at the top of the allotment. Hopefully it will grow nicely there and add a bit of colour. I’m also hoping to get more and more plants and flowers to attract the bees.
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5 thoughts on “Green Manure

  1. I have used various green manures but am fondest of the ones I do not have to dig in. Phacelia is too beautiful a flower to destroy any plants that over winter.
    I have cheated and bought mustard seed from the indian grocery shop for a lot less than a seed shop. It works really well!

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