Picture of CLOVER, Crimson (Trifolium incarnatum)

CLOVER, Crimson (Trifolium incarnatum)

Improves soil fertility and soil structure
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A green manure is commonly sown immediately after one crop finishes but before the next crop.
Loved by bees and beneficial insects if allowed to flower. Nitrogen fixer useful for sandy soils, can be over-wintered. 

Sow April – August.

Red Clover will fix Nitrogen into the soil, providing a boost for future crops.

Here's how a green manure can help. 

The shade of dense foliage will reduce weed seed germination. Mulch also does this but green manure roots may also inhibit the growth of weed competitors. 
Beneficial soil microorganisms flourish. 
Plants absorbs available nutrients that would have been of leached out of the soil. They can now be recycled in organic form to be made available when the plants are dug in or composted. 
Plants of the Pea/Bean family often have root nodules populated by bacteria that convert nitrogen from air into useful organic nitrogen. Other green manures use an extensive root system to absorb and concentrate nutrients like potassium that may otherwise be unavailable to crops. 
The roots of green manures can increase the water holding capacity of soil to make it more drought resistant. 
Green manure roots may improve the stability of soil particles and create useful drainage channels. 
Green manures are chosen so they won’t give you a weed problem. But they will keep weeds down and improve soil condition and nutrition. 

Contains a mix of Rye, Veitch, Italian Rye Grass and Forage Pea