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Mr Fothergills Green Manure Phacelia Tanacetifolia 39g Seeds

Mr Fothergills Green Manure Phacelia Tanacetifolia 39g Seeds

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Green Manure - Phacelia Tanacetifolia

This variety naturally adds organic matter into the soil and attracts beneficial pollinating insects. It is very fast growing, and can be dug in during the summer or over wintered to dig in the following spring. Its vigorous foliage suppresses weeds well and soil is protected from erosion and leaching, especially in winter.

Sow outdoors, from March to September on any soils to dig in the same year, or sow in August or September to overwinter and dig in the following year. Thinly broadcast the seed over finely-prepared soil, which has already been watered. Dig in after 60-90 days in summer, or anytime before plants set seed and 2-3 weeks before the ground is required. Cut the plants back and allow the foliage to wilt before digging in to a depth of 15-20cm (6-8"). Chop up the foliage with the spade as you dig. Overwintered crops can be dug into the soil in spring. Ensure plants are cut back or dug in before they set seed.

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