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Organic Phacelia Seed

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Phacelia tanacetifolia. Masses of bulk - will last well into winter. Bees love the flowers. Available per kg or in 20m² garden packs. More details below.

Phacelia green manure

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Phacelia Seed Certified Organic

Sow months:  3-10   1kg covers: 600m2  (10-15kg per hectare)    

  • Phacelia is a quick growing hardy annual green manure that germinates at low temperatures and is ideal for sowing from March until September.
  • Will grow up to 1m in height.
  • Is tolerant of cold temperatures and may over-winter if it's not too cold.
  • Suits most soil types but is particularly good in dry ones.
  • Phacelia has beautiful scented purple/blue flowers with dense fern-like foliage.
  • It smothers weeds and has an extensive root system that improves the soil structure. 
  • It flowers from 6-8 weeks after sowing.
  • Phacelia is highly attractive to honey bees, bumble bees, and hover flies, and these insects are valuable pollinators.  Hover fly larvae are voracious feeders on aphids and young caterpillars. 
  • Phacelia provides both pollen (for protein – needed for egg production) and nectar (for carbohydrates – needed for energy). 
  • Phacelia is listed as one of the top 20 honey-producing flowers. 
  • Beautiful cut flower as well.
  • If sown in August it will produce masses of growth that will last well into the Winter.  This will slowly die back and can be left as a 'blanket' on the soil then dig it  in in the Spring.

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.

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