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Green Manures

Empty spaces after crops have been harvested? - Sow these 'green manures' to protect bare beds over winter.

A photo of White Mustard

White Mustard

Sinapis alba

A photo of Rye Grass

Rye Grass

Secale cereale

A photo of Common Vetch

Common Vetch

Vicia sativa

A photo of Scorpion Weed

Scorpion Weed

Phacelia spp.

A photo of Broad Bean

Broad Bean

Vicia faba

A photo of Alfalfa


Medicago sativa

A photo of Buckwheat


Fagopyrum esculentum

A photo of Crimson Clover

Crimson Clover

Trifolium incarnatum

A photo of Red Clover

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

A photo of White Clover

White Clover

Trifolium repens

A photo of Fenugreek


Trigonella foenum-graecum

A photo of Grazing Rye

Grazing Rye

Lolium perenne

Italian Ryegrass

Lolium multiflorum

A photo of Lupin


Lupinus polyphyllus

Yellow Trefoil

Medicago lupulina