Green Manure – Clover Mix



Green Manure – Clover Mix is a mix of over 15 different clovers.  Green manures are plants that are grown specifically to build and therefore, maintain the fertility of the soil.  They are always incorporated into the soil.  Furthermore, they can be used whenever your plot is unoccupied either over the winter, before a late sown vegetable or after an early crop such as early potatoes.  A long-term green manure can be an alternative to compost or manure if it is unavailable.


Prepare a good seed bed. Then broadcast (sprinkle) the seed over the bed at the recommended seed rate.  You then rake the seeds into the soil. If you have weedy ground you can also sow them in rows to allow for weed control between the rows.


Egyptian Clover
Bokhara Clover Seed
Crimson Clover Seed
Persian Clover Seed
Red Clover Seed
Alsike Clover ‘Frida’
Sainfoin / Esparsette ‘Ambra
Subterranean Clover
Squarrose Clover

Klondike – White Clover

Hebe – White Clover
Brianna -White Clover Large Leaved
Yellow Clover

White clover:

White clover is not suitable as a quick crop as it really needs to be in the ground for a whole year to show its benefits. Therefore, the best use for white clover is to undersow it with tall crops such as sweetcorn, kale or Brussels sprouts.

There has been a lot of scientific research done on this.  Apart from fixing nitrogen, researchers have found a massive reduction in common brassica pests if they were undersown with white clover.  How you do it: you broadcast the clover seeds in May onto a fine seed bed.  Then you plant your vegetables into the clover in mid May after clearing a small space for planting.  The white clover needs to be cut at least twice during the growing season so it doesn’t compete too much with your crops.

Crimson clover:

Crimson clover has a more upright growth with the most attractive crimson-coloured flower heads.  Also it really is an amazing sight but in terms of nitrogen-fixing it is much inferior compared to red clover.

Green Manure – Clover Mix

Approx. seed count: 50g

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