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Averaged data indicate that the highest fulvic acids content was in the treatments with only catch crop biomass incorporation.
Put simply, if you plant a crop such a leeks in May or June, that start life as small, thin, insignificant plantlets, spaced quite widely to allow for a long growing season, the gaps between the rows will not be filled in until late August, giving you up to three months to use the unplanted land to grow catch crops of rocket, radish, lettuce and other fast growing salads, whilst the leeks chug along slowly in the background.
Input materials: 90 percent of manure solids extracted from about 700,000 cubic meters of untreated manure and 10 percent of catch crops.
GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT - Catch crops THE vegetable patch doesn't have to be bare while you wait for the warmer weather for planting crops like French beans, tomatoes and courgettes - catch crops will fill in the gaps.
Interplant using catch crops (a quick-growing crop) to use space to the maximum.
Try out some catch crops of salads in pots or glasshouse soil.
SUMMER turnips are really useful catch crops, ideally grown in spaces between slower-growing veg which will need more space later on in the year.
IF you always seem to have space between rows of veg on your veg plot, catch crops - which are small and fast-growing - are ideal when used as temporary space-fillers.
So it is on with harvesting and as soon as a little piece of ground is emptied it is filled with catch crops of quick growing vegetables such as radish, lettuce, beetroot and spring onions.
Buffer strips, fallow land, areas with catch crops or green cover and areas with nitrogen fixing crops will qualify, subject to weightings, and so will hedges.
VEGETABLES - don't forget to use the space between rows of slower growing crops with catch crops of lettuce, corn salad, land cress, radish and rocket.
There is an age-old solution to the problem - the growing of catch crops.
Turnips, spring onions and so on, can be grown as catch crops between rows of longer maturing plants, so do not even have to take up extra space.