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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
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
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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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