A multi-species winter cover crop is the perfect way to ensure massive amounts of atmospheric carbon are being trapped in your soil.
With this cover crop blend, we have blended 11 species to ensure the best possible accumulation of carbon, nitrogen, nutrients and other fantastic soil benefits.
This cover crop blend is specifically designed to facilitate robust fungal and bacterial populations via the varied broad and narrow-leaved species root exudates, and take your soil to the next level.
This blend will also make the perfect winter grazing mix if you are looking for a winter green forage for your animals.
Alfalfa ~ Deep Roots, Nitrogen fixing
Black Oats ~ Massive amount of roots as well as good above-ground biomass yields.
Barley ~ Biomass and beneficial root exudates.
Japanese radish ~ Excellent Nitrogen sink that stores excess soil N to be released in spring
Peas ~ Nitrogen fixing and a high N crop. Breaks down quickly.
Vetch ~ Nitrogen fixing and a high N crop. Breaks down quickly. Massive biomass yields.
Sinapis Mustard ~ Biomass production, beneficial root exudates, deep roots
Brassica Mustard ~ Biomass production, beneficial root exudates, deep roots
Kale ~ Biomass production, beneficial root exudates, exceptionally deep tap roots
Chard ~ Biomass production, beneficial root exudates.
Wheat ~ Biomass production, beneficial root exudates, deep roots
This crop is best planted in a narrow line in the centre of the beds, the blend has a mix of tall-growing and low-growing species to give you the best soil coverage while at the same time keeping your soil biology alive and active over winter.
The biggest benefit of this mixed-species crop is that if planted in a narrow line, it will cover your entire bed, and when the time comes to chop the green manure down, you have a single line that you can follow to sever the crop just below the soil line, making the job so much simpler.
Will cover approximately 20 running metres of bed, sown in a single row.
Livingseeds Cover Crop Mix (Autumn/Winter)
- Product Code: 342-Cover_100
- Availability: In Stock