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Too late for a green manure

Morning. Any advice on whether to start a green manure now? Is it too late, and if not, which one to go for? Thanks
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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    edited January 2022
    I'd have thought it was too late, but perhaps in warmer areas it would be ok. 
    I sowed one in October 2014 when I was prepping for a new lawn, because I felt it would be better than bare soil. It only germinated a little bit. 

    I'm afraid I can't remember which  one it was though . I picked it because it was one that would germinate later in the year, in cooler temps.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,006
    edited January 2022
    The problem with sowing a green manure too late is that not all (if any) of the seeds germinate when you want them to … but when the season moves on and the soil warms up, then it germinates and your green manure grows amongst whatever it is you have planted/sown later 🙄 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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