Green Manure is not just for Autumn/Winter, it can also be beneficial when used for intersowing between crops.
This approach delivers many benefits:
- Helps to retain moisture during the summer months
- Suppresses weed growth
- Highly attractive to the pollinators
After the main crop has been harvested Birdsfoot Trefoil can be left in the ground throughout winter or it can be dug in. It's a perennial plant and in ideal conditions can last up to 3 years.
A true wonder plant...and all done naturally!
Another green manure alternative that can do the same job is White Clover. Here you can see it intersown with sweetcorn