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Cool Season Green Manures
As a general guide sow autumn; in areas with cold winters in southern Australia, begin sowing in early March and again in early spring; most of northern NSW and Queensland should wait until late April - May before sowing; in frost-free areas these seeds can be sown right through winter, until early August. More specific sowing times are listed as part of the seed description.
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Due to high postage fees there is a higher cost for bulk seed in some Australian States.
You can read an introduction to Green Manure here.
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B.Q. Mulch ™ Nature's control for nematodes!
Brassica napus and Brassica campestris
Similar to rapeseed/canola in growing requirements but a selected seed blend containing the highest levels of bio-fumigant compounds combined with high organic matter production; helps to control soil-borne diseases including fungi and nematodes; also breaks up clay soils with its strong taproot and chokes out weeds. Sow autumn; in areas with cold winters in southern Australia, begin sowing in early March and again in early spring; most of northern NSW and Queensland should wait until late April - May before sowing; in frost-free areas these seeds can be sown right through winter, until early August.
More information on nematodes...
syn. faba, broad, tic, horse or bell beans
Fava bean is an annual legume adapted to winter rainfall areas. It is a cool season plant, tolerant of frost and wet conditions. The seed is edible, the plant is used for silage and hay or as a green manure. As a green manure it adds a large amount of organic matter to the soil. In temperate areas sow February - June or August - October; in subtropical areas sow March - June.
SB109 (40 seeds) Inoculant included
SB146 (1kg) Inoculant included
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Adds nitrogen, germinates in very cold soils, excellent for loosening heavy clay soils; seed used in curry. Sow in temperate areas February to June; in subtropical areas April to June.
SF100 Inoculant included
SF101 (2.5kg) Inoculant included Not to TAS
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Cool Season Green Manure Kits
All kits include inoculant and a FREE fact sheet on Green Manuring. Sow in temperate areas February - June or August - October; in subtropical areas March - June.
SK105 contains Woolly Pod Vetch and Oats
SK106 contains Oats (3kg) and Woolly Pod Vetch (1kg) Not to TAS
SK108 contains Oats (6kg), Woolly Pod Vetch (2kg), Fenugreek (2kg) and Subclover (750g) Not to TAS
SK109 contains Oats (6kg), Woolly Pod Vetch (2kg), Fenugreek (2kg) and Subclover (750g) Not to TAS
Not to TAS
Adds nitrogen, long taproot opens and aerates the soil; accumulates phosphorus; flowers are attractive to bees and other beneficial insects. Sow in temperate areas autumn and spring, in subtropical areas April-June.
SL114 Inoculant included
SL130 (6kg) Inoculant included
Combines well with all cool season green manures; helps control nematodes; produces bulk organic matter, suitable for a wide range of soils. Sow in temperate areas Feb-June; in subtropical areas March - June.
SO107 (6kg) Not to TAS
Are you looking for Oat seed for sprouting?
Self-sowing, adds nitrogen, used to create an on-site mulch that doesn't need cutting; in temperate areas, subclover will die back in summer and regrow in autumn; does well in acid soils. Sow in temperate areas March - April; in subtropical areas May-July.
SS118 Inoculant included
SS119 (500g) Inoculant included
Woolly Pod Vetch
Vicia villosa spp. dasycarpa
Adds large quantities of nitrogen, builds organic matter; combine with oats for support; can be slashed to provide "in situ" mulch for spring vegetables, especially beneficial for tomatoes; attracts predatory insects. Sow in temperate areas Feb-June or Aug-Oct; in subtropical areas March -June
SW105 Inoculant included
SW106 (2kg) Inoculant included Not to TAS
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