using green manures to renitrify the soil is only effective when the plants are turned in before flowering. after flowering they start to draw the nitrogen from the soil! maybe worth getting water buts and some nets of manure soaking in them as your nitrification or instead of removing chickweed dig it in as that is aslo a nitrifying plant
Bigyin said:Thanks for your comments and links guys. I've searched through a lot of seed supplier sites and still haven't found any. Re the veg plots Pete:- Yes, it's all change at the moment. We're running down the one at the side of the house and I've started on the new one out beside the olive grove. I'm initially doing 8, 6m x 1.2m beds with a little roundabout in the middle for herbs. I've rock cleared, rotovated and soil improved the first two and planted 36 broad beans in one of them. I'll put alfalfa in the second and when the next two are prepared, I'll put a later variety of bean in one of those. Marge loves broad beans and they'll put some nitrogen in the soil. We're gonna keep the back plot going for a while for odds and ends. The side one is gonna be turned into part of a flower garden. I'll add some stuff to my blog when I've made some more progress.
Onward and Upward,
Right....Off out now to pick up a few more rocks.