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Field Bean Seeds - Green Manure

Botanical - Vicia faba


Seed Weight:
250g (Coverage - 10m²)
Usually despatched within 24 hours
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Price £2.29

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250g (Coverage - 10m²)

Other Names - Winter Field Beans…

The deep roots of field beans are excellent for helping to break up heavy clay soils. This legume variety has the ability to fix nitrogen in nodules in its roots. A great choice for providing groundcover over the winter months to help prevent erosion and leaching of valuable nutrients from the soil.

  • Has the ability to fix nitrogen.
  • Suitable for overwintering.
  • Deep rooting, bringing valuable trace elements up to the surface.

Suitable For - Green manure in vegetable and fruit gardens, groundcover, weed suppressant

Sowing Months - September - November

Flowering Months - N/A

Growing Period - Dig in anytime before flowering

Soil Preperation

Remove weeds and large stones. Lightly dig if needed, rake the soil to a fine tilth.

General Information
Habit Annual Type Legume
Height 90 cm Hardiness Hardy
Position Full sun, partial shade Soil Ph  
Soil Type Most soil types, however prefers heavy clay, moisture retentive soil Coverage 25g per 1 metre square
Distance Between Plants 10 cm, or scattered evenly Depth 3 - 4 cm
RHS Bee Friendly No RHS Award Winner No

Sowing Guide

The large seeds can either be scattered as evenly as possible on the surface of the prepared seed bed or for a more accurate sowing, sow the seeds 10 cm apart in 30 cm wide rows.
Rake the surface to cover the seeds.
Water the newly sown seeds well.

Growing On

Water the young seedlings well until established.
Established plants need regular watering especially in dry periods.

Digging In

Cut the plants down at anytime before flowering with a sharp spade or garden shears. The stems should still be tender. To speed up the decaying process it is advisable to chop each stem into small pieces before digging in.
Leave to wilt on the surface of the soil for a few days.
Dig in using a sharp spade to the depth of 20 - 25 cm. Or if preferred use a rotovator to incorporate the organic matter.
Leave the green manure to decompose in the soil for at least 3 - 4 weeks before growing any vegetables in the soil.


Field beans can be cut once then left to regrow before cutting again and digging into the soil.

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