The choice in organic green manure at De Bolster is expanded.

Green Manure | Buckwheat | Fagopyrum esculentum

Green Manure | Buckwheat | Fagopyrum esculentum

Buckwheat is a fast growing crop and an excellent plant for bees. This crop requires a sunny location and a poorly fertilized ground with preferably a pH of around 5. When the plant drops its first seeds, you can cut the whole crop and let it dry.

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Green Manure | Crimson Clover | Trifolium incarnatum

Green Manure | Crimson Clover | Trifolium incarnatum

Crimson Clover is a soft and hairy clover with dark red flower plumes of 4 centimetres long. The crop is used as green manure and as a ornamental flower. Crimson flower is very suited for natural gardens and serves excellent as bee and bumblebee plant.

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Green Manure | Lopsided Oat | Avena strigosa

Green Manure | Lopsided Oat | Avena strigosa

Lopsided Oat is an excellent green manure that is exceptionally well suited for later sowing as well. Lopsided oat arises very quickly and produces a lot of plant material above ground and is therefore very useful against weeds.

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Green Manure | Lupin Blue | Lupinus angustifolius

Green Manure | Lupin Blue | Lupinus angustifolius

Lupin blue is a rapid growing annual member of the bean family, which is commonly used as green manure for soil-improvement. This variety is not bitter and therefore suited for consumption and as cattle-fodder. The crop freezes to death in winter.

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Green Manure | Phacelia | Phacelia tanacetifolia

Green Manure | Phacelia | Phacelia tanacetifolia

Phacelia is a beautiful plant loved by bees and is also very suited as green manure. Phacelia is neither family of the Brassicaceae nor family of the bean family and therefore very well suited in crop rotation. Phacelia freezes to death in winter.

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Green Manure | Serradella | Ornithopus sativus

Green Manure | Serradella | Ornithopus sativus

Serradella is an annual member of the bean family and very well suited for green manure on the sandier soils. Seradella is a crawling plant and flowers for a long period. It is important to keep the soil free from weeds the moment the crop closes.

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Green Manure | Yellow Mustard | Sinapis alba

Green Manure | Yellow Mustard | Sinapis alba

Yellow mustard is a rapid growing, annual crop and is very suited as green manure. It is mostly used for the supply of organic matter to the soil and practically never for consumption. The crop freezes to death in winter.

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