SECTION: Compost Crops, Clover, Trifolium incarnatum
Annual. Beautiful large-headed deep-crimson flowers. Nitrogen source, soil builder, erosion preventor, ground cover, forage. Grows well in mixtures with small grains, grasses, and other clovers. Winter cover crop through warmer parts of USDA Zone 6 and summer crop elsewhere. Fast growing on either sand or clay. Fixes about .21 lbs. of Nitrogen per 100 square feet per year.
One packet will plant 400 sq ft when using 5" spacing in the bed.
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EA CULTURE: C/Matures l7-26/Harvest 2/Yield green 60-180, dry 15-45/Spacing 5"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 5000
SOURCE CODE: C
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4-1/2"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring, fall
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Broadcast seed in the early Autumn (about 6-8 weeks before first frost) for turning under in Spring - or sow in Spring for Autumn harvest. Does well in most well-drained soils, especially sandy loam. Does not like heavy clay, waterlogged, or extremely acid or alkaline soils. Cold and shade tolerant. Grows 2-3' high. Excellent for Winter erosion control due to its dense root system. Good livestock food - begin forage when 6" high and rotate grazing.