Growing Calendar for Green Manure Seeds - Phacelia
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Green Manure Phacelia is good foliage cover for weed suppression.
For maximum effect it should be cut down before the flowers open, but they are extremely attractive to many beneficial insects, especially bees so can be a good idea to leave a few to flower.
Can be over-wintered in milder areas.
Sow March – September
Weed suprsessing foliage.
Height: 24in (60cm)
Sow Outdoors: March-September, direct into the required position, prepare soil by raking to produce a firm even surface. Broadcast the seed and rake in to cover lightly.
DIG IN: Chop down foliage and dig in before flowering to improve the soil''s structure and fertility.
Leave a few to flower, extremely attractive to beneficial insects.
Standard Seeds E.C Rules and Regulations.
Haven't used this year yet - too early, but have had good results in previous years/
We leave this to bloom as it has beautiful blue flowers and is usually covered in bees.
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