Green manure - Phacelia
annar_K2hTr1 Posts: 7
Hi. Gardening newbie here. I have a large (empty) clay border that I want to improve before planting next year. Am thinking of sowing Phacelia and leaving it over winter after something I read online. Does anyone have experience of this. Did it work and when did you cut it back and when did you dig it in?
If you want to improve the soil structure and texture, you are better off digging in as much well rotted manure, or good compost, as possible. This will add nutrients too.
Phacelia is good for improving fertility as @KeenOnGreen has said and is also great for insects and pollinators so use it as a filler when you do plant your bed.
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