Clover - Red
Red Clover can be planted as a nitrogen fixer, as a bee forage, and to generally improve garden soil. Its thick, deep roots access nutrients lower in the soil column than many plants can reach and brings them to the surface. It can stand up to foot traffic and can be mowed two to three times in summer, extending its bloom period. Each time it is cut, it adds biomass to the soil, but we recommend that it be left in place to degrade back into the soil - or used as the green layer in composting.
Eight reasons to grow cover crops:
- To protect bare soil from being washed or blown away.
- To keep nutrients from being washed out of your soil.
- To loosen the soil deeper than you can or would want to dig.
- To increase organic matter, improve soil structure, drainage, and aeration.
- To control weeds.
- To help beneficial insects and microorganisms overwinter.
- To increase yields and break pest and disease cycles.
- To grow your own mulch and compost material.
|Botanical Name||Trifolium pratense|
|Seed Packet||3000 Seeds|