Annual Beneficial Insect Mix
A short term mixture that will provide an array of flowering species to attract beneficial insects and pollinators. This mixture can be used in either arable or horticultural situations, across fields or in poly tunnels when a temporary or short term resource is required. It is recommended to sow in mid-spring to provide a flowering cover in the year of sowing.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|commercial Lileja buckwheat||28.6||2.000|
|certified crimson clover||14.3||1.000|
|certified egyption/berseem clover||14.3||1.000|
|certified persian clover||14.3||1.000|
|certified balansa clover||10.7||0.750|
This is a short term, aggressive weed suppressor. It is good at scavenging for phosphate in the soil, breaking it down and then making it available to subsequent crops after incorporation. It's especially useful in soils that suffer from phosphate lockup. With its quick growth, the plant can establish from seed in 8 - 10 weeks.
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.