Summer Quick Fix Mix
The purpose of this mixture is to build soil nitrogen. It is a fast-growing, annual mixture that is at its best when sown into warm soils from May - July. br> br>After only 10 weeks the mixture will be ready for incorporation. Ensure that the mixture is topped/incorporated after flowering so that it does not set seed. It should be broadcast or shallow drilled at no more than 10mm.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified Cabri mustard||25.8||1.550|
|certified TRIANGEL fodder radish||4.2||0.250|
|certified KARDINAL crimson clover||25.0||1.500|
|certified AXI berseem clover||20.0||1.200|
|commercial sweet clover||10.8||0.650|
|certified LASER persian clover||10.0||0.600|
|certified GLOBAL red clover||4.2||0.250|
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.
A legume species which is widely used across Europe. It is less common in the UK but can be a useful forage plant. This short term annual fixes nitrogen and is capable of rapid growth making it ideal for providing a quick boost to soil fertility where there is a window of 5-9 months. When in flower Persian clover has a particularly pleasing smell.
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.
Sweet clover (also known as yellow blossom) is a tall biennial plant. There are two forms, one white flowered and one yellow, with little difference between them. Once established it is aggressive, producing a large tap root and significant biomass.