If you have managed to sow and over-winter a Green Manure crop it is now the right time to begin digging it in! It is important to do this while it is fresh and green. It will break down easier and quicker than if you leave it to get too tough.
Green Manures suppress weeds and help prevent nutrients being washed out of the soil by rain and snow. They add humus and release nutrients slowly back into the soil over time, making them readily available to following crops.
Avoid planting for 2 – 3 weeks to allow it to begin the process of breaking down from soft green plant material to wonderful life-giving humus.