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    Default green manure - saving seed

    The yellow-flowered stuff in either picture on the page linked to
    https://thecaley.org.uk/it-appears-t...eam-this-week/

    It's got pointy seed pods that stick out at about 90 degrees to the stalk

    2 reasons to do it - one to save the seed and 2 to keep more seed from re-sowing itself for next year.

    Has anyone done this and/or got any tips on seed-saving for this sort of plant?

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    Its the agricultural mustard, according to the blurb. Don't grow it myself but the oriental mustards seed everywhere.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    thanks Veggers!

    I did a bit of googling and it just seems to say "take the seed pods off the plant" (with no particular technique suggested). I may be they don't set in the first year, in which case I'll just chop it all down nearer crop-planting time.

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    They'll set in the first year so keep a close eye on them, unless you want it to regrow everywhere.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    I shall get my harvesting hat on then...

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    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    I suspect that you let it seed, cut it down green, then thrash after allowing it to dry for a few days.

    Best watch that the pods don't burst open.

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