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    ^Hi Dalrimple, check out the link VC posted in the third message in this thread. Lots of good info on the what, when and how for a load of different green manures, including mustard.
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    I'm curious as to how people use green manures alongside having a no-dig methodology - is it possible ?

    Would doing a chop and drop suffice, or would you have to then cover it over to stop new growth ?

    (I realise that different green manures might need different actions).
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    I "think" you could chop it off (the stems) with shears and let them stay on the surface as a mulch.
    Some are killed by frost - they're the ones I'd choose. Less work = more time to play.
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    The green manures I'm buying include caliente mustard, which needs to be dug in for maximum biofumigation effect. But I'm hoping to lop off the others and, depending on the crop that follows, to leave them on the surface as a mulch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoop Puss View Post
    The green manures I'm buying include caliente mustard, which needs to be dug in for maximum biofumigation effect.
    Ahh, gotcha.....

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    ^ Check out VC's link. All is explained there.
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    Sorry for restarting this thread but VCs link is very useful, I'm just finding it hard to decide which green manure to plant. My bed is quite heavy stony acid clay. I'm thinking of planting a green manure after my new potatoes are out of the ground but can't decide whether I'd be able to get a quick crop of something in first. The potatoes will be coming out as we need them over the next few weeks and likely will all be up by mid August.
    Would it be worth squeezing a quick crop in before green manure (if so what) and what green manure should I use? I'd rather not have one that's could be difficult to dig in (a bit I don't mind) think I'm trying to decide between mustard, forage rye of phacelia. I currently don't grow brassica but do tend to grow quite a few legumes

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