How to grow green manure :
Step 1 – Prepare the soil that you have just harvested, remove weeds and then rake level
Step 2 – Scatter the seeds – follow the suppliers recomendations for your choosen crop
Step 3 – Gently tap the seeds into the ground (rake or back of the spade) then water in well
Step 4 – The normal is that you will get a good coverage in 2 to 3 weeks – then leave for approx 8 weeks before digging in
Step 5 – If the plants flower then cut off the tips .
Step 6 – The dug in crop should be left to decompose for approx 4 weeks before planting vegetable
(thanks to the BBC for these tips)