Italian Ryegrass Seed

Italian Ryegrass Seed

Italian Ryegrass Seed

✔Green manure / nitrogen lifter
✔Sow March to October
✔Dig in before flowering
✔100% wildflower seed
Sowing rate: 10g p/m²
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Italian ryegrass is a nitrogen lifter, taking up nitrogen from the soil which is then put back when the green manure is dug in.

It should be sown between March and October and is suitable for most soil types.  Italian ryegrass helps to protect soil from erosion and is a useful overwintering green manure.  It should be dug into the soil before flowering.

To dig in - chop up the green manure with a spade and turn it into the top 10-12cm of soil. Alternatively, cut down and leave the clippings on the soil and cover to exclude the light using cardboard and grass cuttings or a biodegradable ground cover.  Leave for at least 6 weeks, by which point the green manure will have broken down and been incorporated into the soil by earth worms.


March through to October.

Growing time

3-24 months.

Soil Type:




How to establish

Did the soil and remove weeds. Tread the soil, and broadcast seed. Rake the soil and water well. In dry periods you may need to water.


The green manure should be cut down before flowering. It can be dug into the soil by turning over or left on the top as a mulch.

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