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Green manure and nitrogen enrichment plants

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String Bean 'Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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String Bean 'Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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Asparagus pea (Tetragonolobus purpureus)
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Oil radish (Raphanus sativus var. oleifera)
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Snap bean / Dwarf French bean 'Tendergreen' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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Earthnut pea (Lathyrus tuberosus)
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Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
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Lacy phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia) Organic
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Fava bean 'Hangdown Grünkernig' (Vicia faba)
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Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
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Runner Bean 'Prizewinner' (Phaseolus coccineus)
Runner Bean 'Prizewinner' (Phaseolus coccineus)
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Dwarf bush bean 'Delinel' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Dwarf bush bean 'Delinel' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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Red clover (Trifolium pratense)
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Pole Bean 'A Cosse Violette' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Pole Bean 'A Cosse Violette' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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Wild sunflower (Helianthus annuus var. annuus)
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Jurema (Mimosa hostilis)
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Pole bean 'Neckarkönigin' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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Pea 'Kelvedon Wonder' (Pisum sativum)
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Spinach 'Matador' (Spinacia oleracea)
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Azuki bean (Vigna angularis)
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Azuki bean (Vigna angularis)
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Horse bean (Vicia faba)
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Snap bean Palatine June, 'Pfaelzer Juni' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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Dwarf pea 'Kleine Rheinländerin' (Pisum sativum)
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Spinach 'Matador' (Spinacia oleracea) Organic
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Black mustard (Brassica nigra)
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String Bean 'Borlotto Lingua Di Fuoco' (Phaseolus vulgaris) Organic
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Pole bean 'Neckarkönigin' (Phaseolus vulgaris) Organic
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Sugar pea (Pisum sativum 'Frühe Heinrich')
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White mustard (Sinapsis alba)
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Yellow Orinoco wax bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Yellow Orinoco wax bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
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Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
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Green manuring is the deliberate cultivation of specific plant species to increase the quality of the soil. Green manure crops can improve soil structure by producing humus, enriching the soil with nitrogen or make bonded nitrogen available again, loosen and aerate the soil or suppress weed growth. Furthermore, green manure serves to prevent erosion on fallow land and can be used as a means of disease and pest prevention.


Of course you can not expect one single plant species to do all these jobs at once - it's all in the mix. Typical green manure plants are legumes such as lupins, alfalfa, vetch and clover. Their specialty is primarily nitrogen enrichment, as their roots are a good host for so-called rhizobia, bacteria able to accumulate nitrogen from the air.

Often phacelia, buckwheat, radish, yellow mustard, white mustard, sunflowers or marigolds are used as well. And mixed green manure isn't only useful: cropland in bloom is a very beautiful and colorful sight.