Growing Calendar for Green Manure - Caliente Mustard Seeds Buy 1 get 1 free
The First Choice of Prize Winning Gardeners & Lovers of Real Food
This is not just a green manure – it also acts as a biofumigant for the soil. Biofumigants suppress various soil borne pests and diseases by releasing naturally occurring compounds.
The foliage must be crushed or finely chopped for it to release a natural gas (isothiocyanate) which effectively reduces and suppresses a range of harmful nematodes and diseases in the soil.
The combination of biofumigation plus the digging in of the green material, increases beneficial soil microbes, which out-compete pathogen microbes helping to keep soil diseases down.
The finer the chop the better the result, running over the area with a rotary mower or strimmer to chop well before digging in to the top 6inches of soil is a simple way of incorporating the crop.
The benefits of use for the home gardener for most crop and soil types are:
Review and rate your recent purchases today to be automatically entered into our prize draw!
Please register or login to your account before leaving reviews.
These Seeds are great they have come through in less than 2 weeks and for such a small packet I have covered my whole allotment plot. Great Product
A very easy and quick crop - does exactly what marshalls say it does. One of the easiest green manures I have tried. Also, does not spread everywhere if you leave it to flower and seed, unlike Phacelia.
VERY SPEED SERVICE FROM Marshalls planted seed as per instruction and they were up in a week look forward to buying more product''''s if they are as good as this one
Natural Green Manure & Biofumigant
SOW OUTDOORS - March-October thinly, direct into the required position, ½in (1cm) deep. Keep soil moist at all times. October sowings can be overwintered in mild areas.
DIG IN - Before plants set seed. Foliage should be crushed or chopped finely for best results.
HEIGHT- 24-36in (60-90cm)
TIP - Use a strimmer or lawn mower to finely chop the foliage.