General Purpose Game Mix 70% ORGANIC
This is our best-selling game crop which is a traditional spring sown mixture containing species selected to provide feed and cover. It is of particular interest to pheasants and partridges, but is also attractive to other wild farm birds. It is best sown during April and May into a well-worked seedbed. It is worth creating a stale seedbed before sowing in order to reduce the weed population. The mixture should be sown at 20mm.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified ORGANIC vetch||30.0||3.000|
|certified ORGANIC triticale||20.0||2.000|
|certified ORGANIC red clover||5.0||0.500|
|certified ORGANIC crimson clover||5.0||0.500|
|certified dwarf sunflower||10.0||1.000|
|certified ORGANIC mustard||7.5||0.750|
|certified INTERVAL hybrid rape||6.5||0.650|
|Japanese reed millet||3.5||0.350|
|certified ORGANIC fodder radish||2.5||0.250|
|fodder rape/kale hybrid||3.0||0.300|
An annual legume and true clover, traditionally sown in the south east of England for over-winter sheep keep.
Also commonly known as oil radish, fodder radish is a brassica, it is not a legume but it will hold any residual nitrogen in the soil, which it will then release as it breaks down over time. This species is slower to flower and go to seed than mustard and produces a deeper root system.
This is a hybrid or cross of two separate brassica parent plants, the kale plant and forage rape. The resulting hybrid has the quick speed of establishment of forage rape and the winter hardiness of kale. There are several varieties available on the market. We generally stock the variety Redstart, however Swift is a sister variety with similar attributes.
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Mustard is a rapidly growing, high biomass, nitrogen lifter for growing over the summer. It is one of the quickest growing, green manuring species and is very good at suppressing weeds.
Red clover is one of the most popularly used true clovers in the UK. Once established itís capable of rapid growth and shows reasonably good persistence up to three years, although ongoing breeding work is being carried out to increase plant persistence. The highest yielding strains of red clover are called 'double cut' varieties, normally providing quick regrowth after cutting and several flushes or cuts per season. The 'single cut' strains of red clover, notably the variety altaswede provide one large cut per season, flowering approximately 10 days later than the 'double cut' strains.
Red millet is a warm season, cultivated grass species. It has been grown for centuries for it seed, as a forage and human consumption. In the UK it is generally used as a game cover component, or in a winter bird food mixture to provide food during the hungry gap, when natural resources are exhausted.
A warm season, cultivated grass species. In the Uk it is generally used as a game cover component, providing a structural element which enables cover for gamebirds and holds up other plant species.
Sunflowers have be cultivated for their seeds for many centuries. In the Uk we utilise them to provide food for farmland birds.
Triticale is a hybrid or crossing of the cereal plants wheat and rye. The benefit of this crossing, is to combine the quality and yield potential of wheat, with the robust nature and wider growing conditions of rye. Currently there is some production for human consumption, however most is used for livestock forage. It may also form a constituent of farmland bird winter food mixtures.
Vetch is a well known legume also known as common vetch or tares. It scrambling, smothering growth habit and frost tolerance make it a very useful winter cover crop or green manure.
White millet is a warm season, cultivated grass species. It has been grown for centuries for it seed, as a forage and human consumption. In the UK it is generally used as a game cover component, or in a winter bird food mixture to provide food during the hungry gap, when natural resources are exhausted.