Green Manure Seed Trial

This is either a man, outstanding in his field, or a man out standing in his field. Quite possibly it is neither as this is a little crop of green manure plants that I have been growing out, and a small crop at that. Definitely not a fields worth. Over the weeks though they have grown incredibly quickly and are now flowering and producing seeds.


Back in winter it enjoyed the extra water and started to dwarf the little kale plant that had found its way into the bed.

green manure crop pp

Later winter to early spring it was starting to tap into the goodness in the soil underneath as all the fill put into the raised beds began to decompose.

green manure pp

It has turned into a little outstanding crop now. Barley, Purple Vetch and Field Peas.

About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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2 Responses to Green Manure Seed Trial

  1. tonytomeo says:

    Oh my! That gets deep. I do not plant it, but vetch moves into unused areas. It stays rather low on its own. I do not know how it seems to know where to go, but it often appears in the best places. I have managed to collect a few seed and toss them where I wanted more. I did not think that would work with just a few seed, but they grow like the weeds that they are.


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