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|What happens||Crop 1 sown||Crop 1 grows||Crop 1 harvested||Between crops 1&2||Crop 2 sown|
|No green manure||Sow Crop 1 on its own||Crop 1 grows alone||Bare soil. No soil protection at harvest||Bare soil. No green manure.||Sow Crop 2|
|Green manure sown after Crop 1 is harvested||Sow Crop 1 on its own||Crop 1 grows alone||No protection at harvest. Bare soil||Sow green manure. It grows until Crop 2 is sown. Green manure gets going, but not as strongly as it would have if it had started under Crop 1||End green manure and Sow Crop 2|
|Green manure sown once Crop 1 is established||Sow Crop 1 on its own||Sow green manure while Crop 1 continues to grow. Green manure then grows under Crop 1 and establishes a "cushion" on top of soil. The roots provide many cushions in the soil to help protect it from heavy harvest machinery||
Green manure cushions soil from harvest machinery.
Harvest frees the green manure from competition with Crop 1
Green manure takes off and grows on strongly, having had a good start already.
It further develops its ability to cushion the soil, this time from sowing machinery.
|End green manure and Sow Crop 2 into lots of organic matter and nitrogen|
|Green manure undersown with Crop 1||Sow green manure with Crop 1||Green manure grows on under Crop 1 and establishes a cushion on top of soil. The roots provide many cushions in the soil to help protect it from heavy harvest machinery|