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Organic FHF Quick Green Neutral Mix

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Organic FHF Quick Green Neutral Mix
€8.20

Availability: In stock

Quick growing mix for the summer. Excellent combination for a short term green manure to mop up nutrients, suppress weeds and create organic matter. Price per kg. More details below.


Sow Months: April-August
Field Rate: 30kg/ha
Horticulture Rate: 1kg covers 300m²
Description

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  • Mixture of 60% buckwheat and 40% phacelia.
  • Both plants are not related to any of our cultivated crops, so this mix is neutral and can be sown anywhere in the rotation.
  • Produces masses of bulk which should be dug in before the plants become too woody.
  • Buckwheat does not fix nitrogen but is a very rapidly growing annual crop. It is good at scavenging for phosphate in the soil which it then takes up and makes available to subsequent crops after incorporation.
  • Phacelia does not fix nitrogen either, but is a great nitrogen-lifter, and so it will reduce N losses.
  • The two green manures combine to give good coverage.
  • If allowed to flower will attract bees, hoverflies and other beneficial insects.
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