Crimson Clover Organic

Quick Facts:

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

Crimson Clover Organic

Description:

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)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
25g (to cover 100 square feet) CC520A $5.19 Unavailable  
275g (to cover 1000 square feet) CC520B $16.99 Unavailable  
650g (to cover 2500 square feet) CC520C $27.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
2.6kg (to cover 10000 square feet) CC520D $74.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
22.7kg (50 lb sack) CC520S $541.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

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

How To Grow

Within ten days of blooming (or at any time before), Crimson clover produces ample organic matter that can be used as a mulch on the surface, or cut and tilled under to improve soil tilth and promote soil health. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow crimson clover from seed.

Latin
Trifolium incarnatum
Family: Fabaceae

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

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

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

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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