Green Manure Mix seeds - Spring Summer

NOT to WA & TAS
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SKU: VB-78

Botanical name: Seed blend

Seed treatment: Untreated

NOT to WA, TAS

Qty: Pack: 800 seeds
Price:
Sale price$2.99

Description

Spring Summer Green Manure Seed Mix (NOT to WA, TAS)

  • 100g - Covers 12sqm
  • 200g - Covers 25sqm
  • 400g - Covers 50sqm
  • 1kg - Covers 125sqm
  • 2kg - Covers 250sqm

Green manures are fast-growing plants sown to cover bare soil. Often used in the vegetable garden, their foliage smothers weeds and their roots prevent soil erosion, improve soil health, fix nitrogen, and will improve water infiltration. When dug into the ground while still green, they return valuable nutrients to the topsoil and improve soil structure. 

A diverse mix includes cowpea, buckwheat sunflower, vetch, bio-fumigated mustard (reduces fungi and nematodes), radish, lab-lab bean, fenugreek, rye, sunflower, oat, mung bean, endive, rocket, purslane, millet and soybean depending upon the availability of seeds to improve soil health and attract pollinators. This will enrich the soil with both nitrogen and organic matter.

Designed for spring sowing, but it may be sown anytime early spring through late summer to very early Autumn warmer parts of Australia.

Planting your cover crop (Prepare your own Organic Manure):

As a general guide sow in spring after all danger of frost has passed, usually mid-September; sow summer whenever good rainfall is expected; in tropical areas seeds can be sown right through the year whenever moisture is available. 

In early spring, as soon as the soil begins to thaw enough to gently rake the surface, sow a generous amount of cover crop seed on your garden or raised bed soil. No need to disturb the soil with heavy digging or tilling - just simply raking the top 10mm of soil will allow enough space for the cover crop to germinate. Spring planting will yield summer flowers for cutting and crafts. 

This is an excellent choice for green manure crops because they can germinate and begin growing in as little as 7 to 10 days. Within a four-week time frame, you can have a thick stock of growing “green” manure” for your soil.

Then, a few weeks before you are ready to plant your main garden stash of tomatoes, cucumbers, chillis and more, simply turn the cover crop under with a pitchfork or shovel - and plant! 

It is important to let the soil rest a few weeks after turning the cover crop to allow the green manure crop to decompose a bit before throwing in your plants. So get out there and plant a garden-soil energising cover crop this Spring!

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Sydney, NSW, Australia

AUSTRALIA-WIDE SEED DELIVERY 

Order dispatch time: 1-3 business days, excluding weekend & public holiday. 

Transit time: Depends upon the postage service that you choose and pay. Usually, 1-2 business days for express post & 3-8 business days for standard post.

WA order dispatch: Once a week, regardless of whether Express Post is chosen. Express Post seed orders do not receive priority during the Quarantine WA inspection.

Note: We're sorry, but we cannot prioritise order packing service for customers who have paid for Express Post. We pack orders with a first-in, first-out policy. 

Please see the table below or use the shipping calculators on this website.

Standard Post & Parcel (Australia Post) – WITH TRACKING 

Delivery Estimates: 3-10 business days* (WA, NT Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only / or any seeds or garden supplies upto 200g

$3.95

FREE domestic tracking letter shipping on seed packet-only (less than 0.5g) orders of $60 (after discount, if any) or above

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 200g to 400g $5.95
Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds 401g to 2kg $9.95

Seed packets & bulk weight-based items, garden tools, seed potatoes, tubers, canes, rhizomes & seeds over 2kg

$15.95 (Capped)

 

Express Post & Parcel Service (Australia Post) - WITH TRACKING

Delivery Estimates: 1-3 business days* (WA, NT, TAS & Remote areas may take longer)

Order Contents

Delivery Cost

Seed packets only

$16

Seed packets & bulk weight-based seeds up to 500g

$19

BULK Seeds: 0 – 500g

$19

BULK Seeds: 501g to 1kg

$21

BULK Seeds: 1.01kg to 3kg

$26

BULK Seeds: 3.01kg to 5kg

$45

BULK Seeds: 5.01kg to 10kg

$80

BULK Seeds: 10.01kg or 15kg

$120

 

  • Shipping to Western Australia:

An additional $6 fee applies to cover quarantine inspection fees. All WA seed orders are subject to Quarantine WA inspection, which may result in delays beyond our control. For more information, please refer quarantine policy.

  • Shipping to Tasmania:

An additional $3 fee covers Biosecurity Tasmania paperwork—maximum 1kg per seed line item. Biosecurity Tasmania restrictions apply.

 

WA order dispatch time: 

WA orders are packed once a week on Wednesday and shipped out on Thursday. To ensure that your orders are processed and shipped out each Thursday, please place them before midnight (AEDT - Sydney time) on Tuesday. This applies no matter whether Express Post service is chosen for the order.

WA orders go to the Quarantine WA office at Perth Airport for inspection before being sent to your shipping address by the Quarantine Officers. Your tracking number will be activated once the inspection is complete, which may take up to 10 business days after we have packed and dispatched your order.

The tracking number will stay in a 'Pending' status until Quarantine Officers have inspected your shipment at Perth Airport.

Depending on the postal service you pay for the order, it will generally take an additional 1 to 5 business days for your shipment to arrive from Perth Airport to your address within WA. However, please note that delays beyond our control may occasionally occur. 

Signature on delivery: An additional $2.95 applies if you require a signature on delivery service. If you haven't requested a signature, the postie will check for a safe place or letterbox (if it fits) to leave your item. They'll take it to the Post Office for collection if a safe place can't be found. 

No Discount on Postage:  Our special discount event means seeds are available at discounted prices. However, postage costs remain the same, i.e. there won't be any discount on the postage costs - so check out our postage rate table to find out exactly how much it will cost before you stock up on your favourites!

Please note that Australia Post is experiencing delays within their delivery network, so the delivery estimate days/ dates are not guaranteed. We encourage you to choose Express Post shipping to avoid delays in transit.

You shall receive an email / SMS notification with a tracking number as soon as your order has been dispatched. We dispatch ALL seed orders via Australia Post tracking letters for certainty & peace of mind. 

We may use Australia Post Registered Post, which requires a signature on delivery, or you may need to present your ID to collect it.

Express Delivery

It's the fastest possible delivery service within the Australia Post network.

Important:
We will process your order after we have received clear payment in the accounts. 

Dispatch and delivery times are estimates only; we cannot guarantee delivery times as these can change for reasons beyond our control. 

Postage rates are calculated based on each order. If you have placed multiple orders with the same recipient and address, we may combine all items in single postage. 

INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

Sorry, we do not ship seeds outside of Australia.

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Customer Reviews

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Moyna Smeaton
Green manure crop

Excellent mix. Sown almost six weeks ago and it’s now ready to dig in. Perfect timing for growing my new winter veggies. Mid north coast NSW.

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Pete Maloney
Repeat offender

I first used this during last years wet season in my veggie patch in FNQ and was so delighted with the results applied even more over a larger area this year. Great germination and the improvement in soil condition and worm activity was remarkable. The added bonus was I just left it to grow before chopping and digging back in, meaning I didn’t waste a moment trying to grow anything else until after the Wet.

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Russ Cant
Very pleased

Hi there - I managed to secure a large plot in a community garden in Canberra and before commencing planting vegetables I decided to plant a green manure crop to improve the organic matter in the soil. I weeded the plot and sowed the green manure crop on 29 Dec. seed germination started within 5 days with complete ground cover within about two weeks. Warm sunny conditions and regular rain helped to push the green manure crop along and by last week (4 weeks after sowing) it was knee high and ready to incorporate. I am very pleased with the germination and growth rate of the crop and expect it will set me up for a good start to my new veggie plot. I have some photos that I would be happy to share, and highly recommend this product from Happy Valley Seed.

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BRYAN REES
Quality product

Seeds germinated very quickly and grew so quick that we dug back into soil after only 4 weeks, will definitely buy again.

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John Herberte
Building soil

These summer green manure seeds were up in no time and I look forward to the rejuvenated soil life they will help create for my winter crops.

Shipping Restrictions

Western Australia Customers: We can ship most seed line items, except Quarantine WA restricted seed lines to WA. To help us ship your order as quickly and efficiently as possible, please do not include any seed items prohibited in WA; they are listed with the label 'NOT to WA'. Due to quarantine restrictions in WA, there is a 10kg seeds limit per variety. WA orders require additional handling time. Please remain within an approved limit when ordering seeds. We review every WA order before dispatch and remove (or reduce) excess seed quantity from your order to comply with WA biosecurity regulations. Please check further information here

Tasmania Customers: We can ship seeds to Tasmania. Please do not include seed line items labeled 'NOT to TAS'. Please note that the maximum allowable limit per permitted seed line item is 1kg per order.

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