After harvesting summer vegetables there are bound to be some empty spaces in vegetable plots. So now is the perfect time to sow green manure to boost the soil for next spring
Green manures can be any plant grown as ground cover to improve fertility and soil structure or to compost elsewhere. Crops such as mustard are sown across a bed, allowed to grow for a few months then dug into the soil before flowering. The ground will have been fed and be much more workable, so that new crops can be sown easily after a short break to make sure there is no residue of the manure crop.