Green Manure

Improve your soil fertility, increase the humus content., improve the structure of the soil or simply to blanket the bare soil and suppress weed growth whilst the ground is not in use. Choose the species that is suitable for either the job required or fits the time period that the area is not needed for growing crops. Some species are not winter hardy, this often means that you will not need to specially dig in the plants in the spring as the root system will have done its work and normal spring cultivation can take place.