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  1. Comfrey, Symphytum officinale

    Comfrey, Symphytum officinale

    Knitbone, Bruisewort, Healing herb, Miracle herb.
    €1.62

    To the organic gardener, Comfrey is invaluable. It’s easy to grow, easy to use and incredibly beneficial to the garden. Leaves can be used as a top dressing or chopped and mixed with leaf mould to make a base for potting compost. You can make your own organic liquid feed or use as a compost activator.

  2. Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, Organic

    Comfrey, Symphytum officinale, Organic

    Knitbone, Bruisewort, Healing herb, Miracle herb.
    €2.52

    Out of stock

    To the organic gardener, Comfrey is invaluable. It’s easy to grow, easy to use and incredibly beneficial to the garden. Used to make organic liquid feed, it is especially valuable on crops that benefit from high doses of potassium. Organic Seed.

  3. Proponents of alfalfa describe it as a wonder crop.

    Green Manure 'Alfalfa'

    Lucerne. Green Manure or Cover Crop

    Starting at: €2.10

    Proponents of alfalfa describe it as a wonder crop. As a green manure, alfalfa can be grown for a few months or a year. The plants are able to fix large quantities of nitrogen from the air, its long roots break up soil pans, prevent erosion and improve soil and water quality.

  4. Green Manure 'Crimson Clover'

    Green Manure 'Crimson Clover'

    Trifolium incarnatum

    Starting at: €1.86

    Crimson Clover is a flowering legume, it has been a valuable resource throughout farming history. They fix nitrogen into the soil and provide bulky organic matter. In a crop rotation plan use clover before a brassica to release nitrogen to the following greens.
  5. Green Manure 'General Mix'

    Green Manure 'General Mix'

    Green Manure or Cover Crop

    Starting at: €2.10

    Green Manure “General Mix” is designed to provide a short term mix for use throughout the year. The plants have nitrogen fixing properties and provide a mix of bulky foliage that add organic matter. improving the texture of the soil and suppressing weeds.

  6. Green Manure ‘Landsberger Winter Mix’ is the ultimate in winter green manure.

    Starting at: €2.34

    ‘Landsberger’ is the ultimate in winter green manure. Deep rooting and an excellent nitrogen fixer. With prolific growth it is an excellent ground cover. This highly esteemed mix is suitable for overwintering and can be sown throughout autumn until November.
  7. Green Manure 'Mustard'

    Green Manure 'Mustard'

    Sinapsis alba

    Starting at: €1.98

    A high quality White Mustard variety, this cool season, fast growing crop produces large volumes of green matter and residual fibre. It is particularly good for soil that lacks organic matter as it helps to improve soil texture and moisture retention. Sow to September.

  8. Radish produces masses of green leaf to rot back into the soil as a green manure.

    Green Manure 'Radish 'Siletina'

    Raphanus sativus Cover Crop.

    Starting at: €2.10

    Siletina is a dual purpose crop, the leaves of this excellent green manure are edible. Often selected for its high yields and effective nematode suppression, Radish produces masses of green leaf and makes are an excellent companion plants for many crops.

  9. Green Manure 'Red Clover'

    Green Manure 'Red Clover'

    Trifolium pratense

    Starting at: €1.86

    Considered to be the best clover for fixing nitrogen to the soil, Red Clover lifts minerals and nutrients from deep in the soil strata. Winter hardy and fast growing, it produces an abundant crop and grows in a great range of soils and climates.
  10. Rye is one of the best green manures for winter use, it is the best cool-season cereal cover for absorbing soil nitrogen.

    Green Manure 'Rye'

    Secale cereal (Hungarian Grazing Rye)

    Starting at: €1.50

    Rye is one of the best green manures for winter use, it is the best cool-season cereal cover for absorbing soil nitrogen and gives good crop cover to help prevent nutrient leaching, it provides exceptional weed suppression. Sow to November.

  11. Green Manure 'Spring Mix'

    Starting at: €2.10

    Green Manure 'Spring Mix’ is designed for maximum germination at low temperatures, this fast growing cover adds both nitrogen and the maximum amount of organic matter to the soil. Includes English Vetch and Mustard White Tilney. Sow from March to September.

  12. Tares and Rye are a popular combination for use as a cover crop or winter manure. The plants work extremely well together

    Green Manure 'Tares & Rye'

    Vinca sativa (Vetch) & Secale cereal (Hungarian Grazing Rye)

    Starting at: €3.06

    Tares and Rye are a traditional combination as they work well together. Used particularly in crop rotation prior to planting leafy crops such as brassicas, this two-way mix guarantees biomass, builds soil and leaves readily available nitrogen for hungry crops. Sow in spring or as late as November.

  13. Tares produces a lot of bulky foliage that suppresses weeds, adds organic matter and improves the texture of the soil.

    Green Manure 'Tares'

    Vicia sativa. Vetch. Legume

    Starting at: €1.62

    As a green manure Tares are an excellent choice for heavy soils, they produce a lot of bulky foliage that suppresses weeds, adds organic matter and improves the texture of the soil. Easy to dig in, this hardy annual can be sown in spring to dig in later in summer or sown in autumn to overwinter.

  14.  Green Manure ‘Winter Mix’ is suitable for sowing in late summer, through autumn and for digging in during spring.

    Starting at: €2.10

    Green Manure ‘Winter Mix’ is a specially formulated mix suitable for sowing in in autumn and for digging in during spring. It is a good all-round mix, containing four plants that each have different properties: Italian Rye, Crimson clover, Mustard White Tilney and Red Clover.

  15. Green Manure, 'Field Beans'

    Green Manure, 'Field Beans'

    Winter Field Bean

    Starting at: €1.62

    The popularity of Field Beans for use as a green manure has increased steadily over recent years due to its value as a full-foliage legume with deep nitrogen-fixing roots. Very hardy and suitable for overwintering, it can be sown September to late November. It is particularly good on heavy soils, helping to break it up and improve its structure.

  16. Green Manure, 'Forage Pea'

    Starting at: €2.34

    Forage Pea Green Manure is a fast growing member of the legume family. An excellent nitrogen fixer, it is suitable for most soil types, including heavy soil. Ideal for sowing late in the season; they are excellent for over wintering and can be sown from September to November.

  17. The golden-yellow centred, saucer-shaped flowers of the familiar Limnanthes douglasii are delicately scented.

    Limnanthes douglasii

    Poached Egg Plant or Fried Egg Plant.

    Starting at: €1.32

    The fragrant, abundant flowers of Limnanthes appear from summer to autumn and attract bees and butterflies for the duration. This lovely plant provides a carpet of fragrant golden and white blooms that will grace the front of the border, rockery or path edging.
  18. ‘Bird's Foot-Trefoil’ is well distributed throughout the UK and Ireland

    Lotus corniculatus ‘Bird's Foot-Trefoil’

    Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
    €1.98

    Out of stock

    The more I see of this rather attractive little plant, the more I grow to appreciate it. Now I seem to spot it all over the place, in meadows, woodland, road verges and gardens. The bright yellow fragrant flowers can be seen in blossom from the end of April through until mid September.

  19. Urtica dioica, the Nettle is one of the most useful plants we have.
    €1.62

    The Stinging Nettle is a very valuable plant, used for food and medicine by traditional cultures for hundreds of years. This wild herb is one of the most useful plants we have. Most useful to the organic gardener they can be used to make nitrogen-rich liquid feed for your plants.

  20. Urtica dioica, the Nettle is one of the most useful plants we have.
    €2.10
    The Stinging Nettle is a very valuable plant, used for food and medicine by traditional cultures for hundreds of years. This wild herb is one of the most useful plants we have. Most useful to the organic gardener they can be used to make nitrogen-rich liquid feed for your plants. Organic Seed.
  21. Phacelia is a very attractive plant and one with a variety of uses.

    Phacelia tanacetifolia 'Lacy Phacelia'

    Wildlife, Set-aside, Cover Crop or Green Manure

    Starting at: €1.86

    Phacelia is a very attractive plant and one with a variety of uses. Very rich in both nectar and pollen, it is listed as one of the top 20 honey-producing flowers for honeybees. It is ideal for a wildlife-friendly planting scheme and makes a wonderful green manure.

  22. Tagetes or French Marigolds are hardy and no-fuss annuals, easy to grow and rewards generously with non-stop flowering.
    €1.26

    'Naughty Marietta' has lovely, rich golden yellow single flowers with maroon blotches. With a multitude of uses, plant as an ornamental at the front of the border or as a companion plant to your crops to repel insects and other critters. Effective against nematodes, this easy to grow, no-fuss annual can even be used as a green manure.

  23. Tagetes Red Marietta grows 20 to 25cm tall with bright red blooms edged with gold.
    €1.74

    Marigolds are one of the mainstays of summer bedding schemes, performing well whatever the weather. 'Red Marietta' grows 20 to 25cm tall with bright red blooms edged with gold. Very easy to grow, they are highly attractive to bees and butterflies, a great choice for any gardener interested in wildlife.

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