Clover, Red (Trifolium pratense) seed, inoculated, organic

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Family: Legume (Fabaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 10

(Red Clover) Medium red Clover is a lush, nitrogen-fixing biennial, taprooted cover crop native to temperate Europe and Asia.  Broadcast seed on newly tilled ground in spring, summer or fall.  Clovers are the best choice for forcing out unwanted weed species.  Their activity is three-fold (just like their leaves): they loosen the subsoil with their roots, fix atmospheric N in the soil with their root nodules, and offer tea by way of their bright red flowers that occur in the second year of growth.  Traditional usage (TWM): Blood cleansing.  In warm winter areas the seed may be sown in the fall for an overwintering cover, or in cold winter areas it may be sown in the spring or in the summer.  Germ time 3 to 7 days.  Fixes 140 lbs nitrogen per acre.  Seed is treated with rhizobium inoculant in order to spur nodulation.
Packet contains 500 seeds.

Sow 1 lb per 2,000 square feet, 10 lbs per acre.  Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

    The plant is powerfully effective for loosening poor, rocky or clay soils and for fixing atmospheric nitrogen in its roots and thus feeding crop plants after being turned under.  One time we planted red clover in half our field and left the other half in perennial grasses.  When the tractor guy plowed through the field he commented that the machinery dug inches deeper into the clover side–and that was after only 3 months of growth.  Feed the soil and the soil will feed you…

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    • Saralyn Bellmer

      Saralyn Bellmer

      Do you prefer the medium red to the mammoth for use as an herb?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Saralyn, No, they are equally applicable.
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