Medium Red Clover
A versatile short-lived perennial clover with several important uses. It makes nutritious hay or pasture and can persist for several years. Used as a cover or green manure crop, it can provide the nitrogen for the next season's crop. Planted in late summer – either sowing with a small grain or broadcast into a vegetable crop after last cultivation, then incorporated next spring at flowering (late May to mid June) – it can fix up to 100#/acre of nitrogen. Or frost seed in early spring (February or March) to provide nitrogen and cover through the summer. Tolerates shade and dry conditions when getting established; forms taproots that help prevent soil compaction. Also does better in acidic soils than alfalfa. Red clover supports beneficial insects including lady beetles, green lacewing larvae, and hover flies. And the deer relish it! Seed at 10#/acre alone or 6#/acre mixed with oats. Frost seed at 15-20#/acre or ½#/1000 sq. ft. Pre-inoculated with N-Tex (OMRI). Organic.
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