Organic Phacelia and Rye Winter Mix
- Phacelia will produce a lot of weed suppressing growth while the Rye will provide structure and stand throughout the winter.
- Phacelia will die back if the winter is cold.
- Is good for soil structure and organic matter - easier to dig in than rye on its own.
All cover crops should be either tilled in, mowed down almost to the ground, or smothered by organic mulches before they go to seed. As green manure foliage decomposes it releases compounds that can inhibit germination. This is especially true of grazing rye. It is therefore not advisable to sow seeds immediately after digging in a green manure. Transplants and large seeded crops are not effected
How to sow green manures:
- Prepare a reasonable seed bed.
- Broadcast you seeds. If you have a large area to cover it is a good idea to divide the seed and the land into 4 parts to avoid running out of seed.
- Rake in and water if soil is dry.