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Medium Red Clover Cover Crop Seed

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Organic Medium Red Clover Cover Crop Seed Seeds

Nitrogen-fixing cover crop

Trifolium pratense
Nourishes the soil with nitrogen and organic matter.
Can fix up to 100 lbs. of nitrogen per acre. Dense, matted foliage and thick roots are very effective at building organic matter. Perennial. Great pasture crop.
Product ID# CO0077 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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$5.95
Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7-14 days
Days to Maturity 70 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 8-12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 30 inches
Detailed Product Info

Medium red clover can fix up to 100 pounds of nitrogen per acre! It's dense, matted foliage and thick roots are very effective at building organic matter too. Clover also draw nutrients that are below most root lines and draw them up closer to the surface, making them accessible to vegetable crops that follow. Red clover is a perennial, and will not winter kill. Sow in spring, summer or fall, and mow to prevent seed set. In the following spring, after the first season, mow and incorporate well by hand or with mechanical cultivate. Also makes a great pasture crop.

Garden Pack: 1/8 pound, sows roughly 250 square feet
Homestead Pack: 1/4 pound, sows roughly 500 square feet
Farm Pack: 1 pound, sows 2,000 square feet

Growing Instructions

Sow in spring, summer, or fall. To sow: Broadcast seeds lightly and evenly over appropriate area, and rake in well to a deep of about 1 inch. Water upon sowing, and keep watered until germination. irrigate if possible when young if the weather is dry. Mow if necessary to prevent seed set. Incorporate to kill the clover in the second season of growth.