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25/01/2013 at 18:24
I have just bought some Green Manure seeds today which can be sown March-June or July-September for over wintering and I wondered if any body has any tips on successfully using this on there allotment ?
27/01/2013 at 12:02

Sorry, looks as though no-one knows. There is this site from the RHS.

27/01/2013 at 14:01
Thanks for your help Busy-Lizzie. I'll have a look at that site.
27/01/2013 at 15:05
I used buck wheat in July last year after doing the basic soil conditioning, it's a new plot so needed a lot of digging over and hard work. It was dug back in to the soil towards the end of last year, this year is our first growing season so we've yet to find out how well it's done. We chose to use it as we didn't want the beds sitting empty whilst we worked on other things and it can't have done any harm. Sorry I can't be more use than that.
27/01/2013 at 15:20

I used green mature, for the first time, on one of the school raised  garden beds.  I dug and sowed the bed in September and dug it in during March 2012.  However, the mistake I made was not cutting it with shears before digging it in and it took a lot of work making sure the clods of earth with all the long grass still attached was covered in soil to allow it to break down.  It is a very large bed and I could certainly see the difference later on in the year in the part which I had not treated as it had a crop already growing in it.

27/01/2013 at 16:00
Thank you everyone for your advice. That RHS site was useful too.
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