Have you ever used green manure in your garden?

  1. Naima Manal profile image75
    Naima Manalposted 6 years ago

    Have you ever used green manure in your garden?

    Do you have any tips on what type of seed to use, when to plant it,  and when to turn it over?

  2. rutley profile image74
    rutleyposted 6 years ago

    Yes but.........................the weed population was so severe I decided not to use it again!

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image97
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    I have never personally used it but most likely will this next season since I've reconfigured planting areas. You can purchase seed packets for cover crops such as alfalfa, soybeans, and clover for nitrogen fixing, or rye, buckwheat and oats for general soil conditioning and weed control. Plant in the Fall and turn it into the soil in the Spring before the ground gets too warm.  In fruit tree orchards, clover is often planted as a year-round cover crop for the benefit of nitrogen-fixing.