Crimson Clover Seeds,Improve Your Garden Soil,Cover-Crop,Raw Or Inoculated!
At the end of the growing season you may be ready to rest, but your garden is not. One final effort can make a big difference: cover cropping. Even small gardens will benefit from the use of cover crops, or "green manures". Tilling, weeding, harvesting and foot traffic of most home gardens tends to destroy soil structure. Planting cover crops is an easy way torevitalize the soil, and help soil tilth and subsequent plant growth. Cover crops are planted in vacant space and worked into the soil after they grow instead of being eaten. They provide a number of advantages to the otherwise wasteful use of space during your garden's off-season.
Product ID: 982
An upright, winter annual legume.
Grows to 1-3' and sports striking crimson blossoms in quantity. Where winter is above -10°F (-23.3°C), it is sown in late summer, is dormant in winter, resumes growth in spring, and flowers in May. Crimson clover fixes up to 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre, and prefers well-drained, loam soils with good organic matter content for best results. It is an excellent choice for underseeding as it grows well in the shade of other crops. Easier to incorporate in the spring than Hairy Vetch. Do not use for frost seeding as it won't handle the cold nearly as well as red clover. Crimson clover will not re-grow after close grazing or mowing once flowering has begun. Crimson clover does best in cool, humid weather and will perform poorly in the heat of summer. Sow 20-25 lb./acre alone or with grain/grass. Inoculate with for best performance. Avg. 95,250 seeds/lb.
|Sowing Season||Seeding Depth||Seeding Rate (1,000 Sq. Ft.)||Seeding Rate (1 Acre)|
||Spring & Summer||1/4 - 1/2"||1/2 lbs.||15-25 lbs.|
|Clover, Red||Anytime||1/4 - 1/2"||1/2 lbs.||25-30 lbs.|
|Clover, Sweet||Spring & Summer||1/4 - 1/2"||1/2 lb.||25-30 lbs.|
|Clover, White||Spring & Summer||1/4 - 1/2"||1/4 lb.||5-15 lbs.|
|Cowpeas||Spring & Summer||1 - 1/2"||2 lbs.||75 - 125 lbs.|
|Peas, Field||Spring or Fall||1 1/2 - 3"||3 lbs.||100-150 lbs.|
|Soybeans||Spring to Summer||1"||4 lbs.||150-175 lbs.|
|Vetch, Hairy||Anytime||1/2 - 1 1/2"||1 lb.||25-50 lbs.|