Green manure

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1. An annual cover crop that is turned into the soil before it flowers.

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Plants used as Green manure.
Source: http://home.vtown.com.au/~dbellamy/soil/green.html

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An example of a green manure plant.
Source: http://www.crocus.co.uk/features/_/articles-and-advice/how-to-garden/improve-your-soil/how-to-use-green-manures/articleid.985/