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    Default Where do you buy your green manure seeds?

    Am determined to start moving towards using green manures and doing less digging. Found what looks to be a good source of seeds online, but before I knew it I had nigh-on 20 pounds worth of seeds in my basket: caliente mustard, phacelia and yellow trefoil.

    So before I went ahead and bought them, I just thought I'd get some advice on here.

    Where do you guys get your seeds?
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    There are usually loads of green manure seeds over in the Wyevale seed sale. I have also been known to buy from Premier Seeds Direct on occasion. I'm also going to grow more green manure now that I have the extra plot so that I don't have to rely on getting hold of animal manure.
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    I've never sown a green manure as I'm worried about the ones that need to be dug in - too much like hard work for me!
    I'd choose one that died off and didn't need to be dug in or pulled up.

    This site looks useful https://www.greenmanure.co.uk/pages/...t-green-manure.
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    I bought mine from chilterns last year but I ordered other bits so it made sense. First time I have tried green manures.
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    I just bought it from the local garden centre, but that wasn't a very big pack, so I could do with broadening my horizons.
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    Thanks, guys. In fact, VC, they're the place I was looking at. Having checked out the other options, weight for weight, the price is cheaper than some places, though not cheaper than Premier Seeds Direct, especially once you've taken postage costs into account. PSD do really quick delivery too, in my experience.

    I shall ponder on.

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    OK, so purchase made, same place just smaller packets (no point being greedyy). I'll get spinach back in Spain and also grow that la Gertrud Franck. You can get huge boxes of spinach seeds there. Maybe they use it for the same reason. Anyway, thanks for all the help, guys. And especially VC, who provided the initial oomph and inspiration.
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    Iv'e bought some mustard today from the left over stock from The Potato Day ! enough to cover 25sq mtrs cost 1 which will come in handy as I got another half plot at the week end thats not been used for over a year ! i'm not sure what to do not having used it before ,should I skim the weed tops off then sow straight on to the surface or rake it in ? any advice will be wellcome ! thanks in advance Dal

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