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Crops to fertilise the soil?

Friday, 30 Jul 10 21°C / 70°F

I’ve heard that there are plants that you can grow, then dig into the soil green, where they then compost and add heaps of goodness back into the ground. The soil in our garden isn’t bad, but it’s not the best either and it could do with some more nutrients after this growing season.

How do you do this? What plants do you grow? When do you grow them? Can they grow over Winter, ready to be dug in before Spring planting out?

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  • Growbags

    Growbags wrote:

    The process is called green maunuring and consists of growing a legume crop over winter then digging it into the soil before it goes to seed, legumes are the best as they add nitrogen try lupins,vetches annual sub clover barley lucerne something along them lines even a mixture, simply spred the seeds let them grow for a while then simply dig them into the soil roots and all, good luck its a great idea

    Posted on 05 Aug 10 (almost 5 years ago)

  • Kapusta

    Kapusta wrote:

    I see that you are in the UK. Nonetheless, here’s a link from Johnny’s Seeds that may be informative.
    Green Manure

    Posted on 06 Aug 10 (almost 5 years ago)

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