Proper inoculation is essential for nitrogen production. Inoculant
and instructions are included with each garden seed purchase.
Yields best results. Plants can usually tolerate
temperatures as low as 22-26° F. Recommended planting time is early
spring, 40 days prior to normal planting or more. Plant seeds 1-1½”
deep every six inches. Space rows 6-12” apart.
Fall planting in August when moisture is sufficient
or with adequate watering can yield satisfactory results. Growth
is usually reduced. Allow plants to freeze off. Plant as above and
allow to grow 35-40 days.
AC Greenfix grows slowly for the first 30-40 days. Increased
bacterial activity in the soil may contribute to germination of
weed seeds already present. These can be incorporated as part of
the green manure. Growth usually ranges from 18-35 inched high with
plants in full bloom by about 60 days. For maximum nitrogen production,
the plants should be tilled in before seedpods begin filling, about
AC Greenfix grows best and produces better results
when planted in nitrogen depleted soil, so plant it before you spread
your compost or do any other fertilizing.
Didn’t get it planted as soon as you would have liked? Plant
between rows to fertilize them as they grow. This works especially
well with corn. Remember to clip off before seedpods begin to fill
and it will grow back with sufficient moisture. Rotate your planting
by planting after short season crops like lettuce and spinach. Because
AC Greenfix is such a short season crop with a little planning you
can get the most out of even a small garden space.