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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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 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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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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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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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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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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