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By Pamsco

Midlothian, Scotland Sco

How long does green manure need to rot down once it has been dug in?

I have just ordered a mix of winter green manure to cover my veggy patches as they are bare at present so the rain will be leaching goodness away. Plus I hope a web of greenery on the surface will stop that cheeky b&w cat next door using them as a toilet! If I dig over, compost and sow green manure this week when should I prepare the seed bed - will April/May be too late?



Well, I would let it rot for at least 3 weeks, but it might take longer for you, due to lower soil temps.

11 Sep, 2010


Thanks for the answer. I think I'll experiment and dig half in on the late sowing side and just keep the roots in on the early sowing side.

Thanks again.

12 Sep, 2010

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