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Green manure

The quality of the soil of your vegetable garden is a very important factor when it comes to a healthy and successful harvest. Therefore, it is key to take good care of the soil. A great way to do this, is by growing green manure in autumn.  Generally, green manure is sown after the main crop is harvested. It establishes a better soil structure, maintains the level of organic matter and fixes nitrogen in the soil. We would like to tell you more about the best way to use these green manures.

Japanse Haver - Groenbemester – 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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 Groenbemester – 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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Blauwe lupine - Groenbemester
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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Serradelle - Groenbemester – 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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Phacelia - Groenbemester – 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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Bladrammenas - Groenbemester – Raphanus sativus
Green manure fodder radish can grow up to 80-110 cm in height. Adds a lot of organic matter to the soil when ploughed in. This versatile soil improver suppresses weeds and also controls soil-borne nematodes.
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Winterrogge - Groenbemester – Secale cereale
Forage Rye can be sown as a green manure until late in the season (August-October). This crop is tolerant to frost, provides a quick effective groundcover, and is deep rooting.
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Gele mosterd - Groenbemester – 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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Incarnaatklaver - Groenbemester – 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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Wikke - Groenbemester – Vicia sativa
The green manure common vetch is a fast-growing crop that rapidly gains plant mass. It is a nitrogen fixer with strong rooting that improves the soil structure.
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