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24/11/2011 at 15:28
I have just took over a new build allotment plot and I have everything in raised beds. I have bags of grass cuttings, could I dig them into the soil and cover with black covering instead?

Also where do I get the rye seeds?
24/11/2011 at 15:28
GlentoranMark : Rye seed can be bought from garden centers. They come in large packets and there are a couple of different types of 'Green Manure'. Ask an assistant for help if need be. I have several beds covered in green manure now ready for digging in in Spring. It is well worth getting. :) Some green manures will help with adding nutrients to the soil while others are soil improvers. I garden on heavy clay and have seen an improvement to my soil already.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
Useful ad discuss with Mark
24/11/2011 at 15:29
I've bought a grass seed for a pice of lawn. The seed is mostly rye with something else, will this also work as a green manure?
02/10/2012 at 09:53
Do I need a diffrent Green manure for aliht soil?
02/10/2012 at 09:54
Do I need a diffrent Green manure for a light soil?
02/10/2012 at 21:37

Glentoranmark try your  local garden centre as they will give all the advice you need.  I  sowed it last year but found it very hard to dig back into the ground i probably sowed it too thick,will try again this year but on a smaller did u hear the score last nite   

03/10/2012 at 08:47

The above site is very comprehensive and informative, IMHO. Sorry, you'll have to copy and paste link into your browser(s).
03/10/2012 at 12:35

At your allotment site do they have a shop? i think different green manure seeds are good for different things, i grew field beans last year which i was getting ready to dig and then my husband spootted them and ate them. Should say on thepackets what they are good for

03/10/2012 at 16:48

Thank you all for your help, that site very helpful I have orderd some seed I have to say I went to classes to learn how to cut and paste but am none the wiser can do most other things on pc but that has got me beat

03/10/2012 at 18:39

This is a pretty straightforward guide...and click on the link, it should work!

14/10/2012 at 17:58

Sorry I am a bit late thanking you for web site for copy and paste it is so good got a bit carred away you are kind

14/10/2012 at 18:05

You're welcome!

but back to green manure...

01/11/2013 at 10:16
i used rye grass seed last year and it worked well on my clay soil
01/11/2013 at 10:24

you  can bye rye grass seed online

01/11/2013 at 15:24

Just sown Phacelia on manured bed and un manured bed  10 days ago and just going to sow Caliente Mustard as Green Manure to cover beds so the weeds cant start

As this is my first sowing I cant give you any feed back yet

Be bold and take a chance.....confidence !!

29/08/2014 at 19:41

I have bought a packet of Autumn mix green manure it contains 15% Crimson clover 20% Broad leaf clover 30% Westerwolths rye and 35% WhitetTilney mustard it cost 2.40 for 100g to cover 20 sqm hope that will help I am on a deep bed system. 


29/08/2014 at 20:58

Hello , used Green Manure last year for first time , it worked but was hard work digging it in

I have bought some more for over wintering it is Thompson & Morgan green manure mix a good all round one if you are un sure what to use , however , the last recommend sowing for winter is September for this one

another allotment holder sows mustard seed 

best of luck what ever you do 

02/10/2015 at 07:40

Hello. Used green manure for the last 5 years on my allotment, vast improvment, just sow .strimmer down in spring, dig in, I use a company called .    The grass seed store, ltd, online, first class expert advice, (Rusty bucket)

05/10/2015 at 21:13

Russell never thought of using strimer what a Brillant idea 

I get my Green manure seeds from Kings 

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