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Green Manure Phacelia Tanacetifolia 75g
£2.75

In a nutshell....
Phacelia is a very quick growing annual green manure that can be sown successfully from march till September. - 75g per pack

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Phacelia Tanacetifolia Seeds

Phacelia is a very quick growing annual green manure that can be sown successfully from march till September. The plants grow up to 1m in height and is tolerant of cold temperatures so should survive the winter if it's not too severe.

Phacelia is particularly good at smothering weeds and have an extensive root system which improves soil structure. It will self seed to easily so if using it as a green manure it's a good idea to dig in before it flowers. If you are covering a spare patch of ground for a longer length of time let it flower, they are beautiful. Flowers will appear 6-8 weeks after sowing and will remain in bloom for 6-8 weeks more.

Phacelia is an excellent flower for attracting honeybees and hover flies. This excellent green manure can also be sowed near the vegetable garden to attract these beneficial insects and help keep your aphid population under control.

Enough for 25 square metres. - 75g 

Sow March to September.  

 

Why sow green manures?
As we know vegetable growing takes a lot out of the soil because we remove the a portion of the soils nutrients every time we harvest a crop. Green manures are just crops we grow to dig back into the soil and provide nutrition for the follow on crop. Different plants provide different nutrients but in the main we use nitrogen fixing plants as greeen manures as they capture nitrogen from the air and release it back into the soil when you dig them in.

Green manures are also grown as a cover crop for the winter months to protect bare soil. Nitrogen and other soluble nutrients can be washed out of uncovered soil in wet winter weather and can leave your garden soil lacking in the spring. The green manure crop will protect the soil and store valuable nutrients in their roots, stems and leaves. Green manures also surpres weeds meaning you will have less trouble clearing your plot in the spring.

 

These plants are an easy and very worthwhile overwinter crop
to keep your vegetable garden in good health.

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MickO'Connell
May 19th, 2016
Great quality (they're covering the ground as i type...), good price. I leave them flower and they look gorgeous en masse and really attract bees and butterflies. Love it!
Pat Ferguson
May 16th, 2016
Caroline Plant
July 16th, 2015
This is a great plant for a green manure, it germinates very quickly and the slugs don't seem to like it which makes it the only thing in the garden this year that escaped being chomped. I allowed mine to flower but the bees and hover flies don't seem as excited about them as I thought they would bee.

All UK Standard Deliveries only £3.95, heavy orders only £7.95.

All our UK deliveries are only £3.95 no matter how many products we deliver anywhere in mainland UK. For heavy items like raised beds or ponds we charge only £7.95 per complete order. We also deliver to other European countries, please see our rates below.

Our delivery fee is an absolute bargain and is far cheaper than any of our competitors, please take this into account when comparing product prices.

 

 

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Where do we deliver to?
We deliver nationwide to the UK, the island of Ireland, Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

£3.95 - The United Kingdom and Island of Ireland (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 0044 1788 298 795 for details)

£9.95 - Austria, Belguim, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

£19.95 - Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden.

£24.95 - Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain.

 

How long does delivery take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 1 - 2 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 4 - 5 days in the UK and Ireland, and up to 6 working days for France, Germany and the Benelux countries.

Can I track the parcel myself?
When the order has been dispatched we will provide you with a tracking number for your shipment, you will be able to log on to the Parcel Force website and see where your parcel is at any time. You can also call the office on 01788 298 795 or email info@quickcrop.co.uk if you need more information.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date. The driver will not leave the parcel without a signature however they can leave your parcel with a neighbour if instructed to do so in our notes section at the checkout stage on the website. Alternatively if you are not home after Parcelforce/GLS have attempted delivery on 2 consecutive days they will leave a note to let you know that your parcel has been left at your local Post Office for collection.

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01788 298 795 and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods free of charge. We have a 'no quibble' policy on damages and will replace immediately once we receive an emailed photo of the damaged item.

If you wish to return an undamaged item for any reason we do charge a collection fee which may vary depending on the number of parcels, each case is different so please call us to arrange. We promise to keep returns fees fair and as low as possible. To arrange a return please contact our sales team on 01788 298 795

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Great customer service is what we are all about. You will never have to worry about damages, the item not being as expected or simply deciding you don’t want the item and you want to return it. We have a Free 30 day returns policy on Damaged goods but even if the item is not damaged you can return in for a Refund less a 15% restocking charge at any time within 30 days. We will even arrange collection from you Free of Charge. We can’t get fairer than that.

Please note that the goods have to arrive back to us in the same condition that they left us so if you have opened your parcel you must ensure it is well enough packed to make it back to us not damaged.

Damaged Goods Returns
If the parcel is visibly damaged upon delivery, Do Not Sign for the Order. After that just email us on quickcrop@gmail.com and we will do the rest. Obviously it is not always possible to spot a damage in that moment of delivery so don’t worry. As soon as you open your parcel if the goods are not as they should be just email us a photo of the issue clearly explaining the problem. We will be back to you within the day with a solution. This is normally to arrange a collection at a time that suits you and arrange for a replacement to be sent out. We have very few damages so we act very quickly. Please note the Photo is important so that we can claim off our couriers.

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So you have decided on receipt of the goods that you simple don’t want them. Again simple. Just email us at quickcrop@gmail.com explaining that we want to return your goods clearly stating your name and your order number. We will arrange for collection on an agreed day. Once the goods arrive back in our warehouse and they have been checked as in the condition they left us we will refund you less 15% of the product value. We won’t even charge you for the collection. Now it doesn’t get any better than that.

European Returns
Customers outside of the UK and Ireland are covered by the damages Returns policy above. If you want to return your goods due to the fact that you no longer want it you simply email us on quickcrop@gmail.com and let us know. You will then need to return your goods to the following address and once it arrives back to us in the condition it left us we will refund you less the 15% restocking charge.

The address for European Returns is:
Quickcrop Ltd – Unit 13 Block A, Flurrybridge Business Park, Lower Foughill Road, Newry, Northern Ireland BT358SQ

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