Crimson Clover Organic

Crimson Clover Organic

SKUS: CC520A, CC520B, CC520C, CC520D, CC520S
This plant is particularly succulent and is easily tilled or hoed under. Remove the tops to the compost, or simply turn the whole plants under. Read More

Exposure Full-sun to partial shade

Matures in 70-90 days

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More details about Crimson Clover Organic

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Trifolium incarnatum. Hardy Annual. Spring sown Crimson Clover blooms in 70-90 days and fall sown plants will bloom in April. This plant is particularly succulent and is easily tilled or hoed under. Remove the tops to the compost, or simply turn the whole plants under. They will be broken down in about ten days, and the soil will be ready for planting nitrogen-loving crops. Plant between late March and early October. 500g covers approximately 179 m2 (1,925 ft²).

(Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Hardy annual
    • Needs fairly well drained soils
    • Use 11.3kg (25lb) per acre
    • Certified organic seeds

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All About Crimson Clover Organic

Latin

Latin
Trifolium incarnatum
Family: Fabaceae

Exposure:

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing

Timing
Plant any time between the last frost date and early autumn. Hardy to Zone 6: -23°C (-10°F).

Starting

Starting
Sow seeds no deeper than 5mm (¼").

Growing

Growing
Crimson clover can be worked into the soil easily with a garden fork. For nitrogen fixation, allow the plants to grow until flowering begins, and simply remove the tops and compost, leaving the roots intact in the soil. Follow with a nitrogen-loving crops, like corn and greens.

How to Crimson Clover

Step 1: Timing

Plant any time between the last frost date and early autumn. Hardy to Zone 6: -23°C (-10°F).

Step 2: Starting

Sow seeds no deeper than 5mm (¼").

Step 3: Growing

Crimson clover can be worked into the soil easily with a garden fork. For nitrogen fixation, allow the plants to grow until flowering begins, and simply remove the tops and compost, leaving the roots intact in the soil. Allow ten days before planting the next crop, and avoid following with legumes like peas, beans, or soy.

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