Red Clover Single Cut
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Remember that ¼ to ⅓ of your growing area should be planted to green manure cover crops every year. This ensures your soil stays healthy and productive over time.
Red Clover is an extremely versatile plant species, making it one the most widely used cover crop choices for growers across Canada and the United States. It thrives in many different soils and under variable growing conditions.
It is often planted with other cover crop species to help improve fertility. A healthy stand of Red Clover can fix up to 120lbs of nitrogen per acre (3lbs/1000 sq. ft). Deep taproots also allow the plants to access nutrients lower down in the soil profile and slowly release them when the leaves and roots decompose.
Red Clover attracts many beneficial insects, provides flowers for pollinators and supports microbial life in the soil. The thick roots create soil penetrating channels allowing better internal drainage.
Once established Red Clover is a good weed suppressor. It can self-seed if left alone, can be mowed 2 to 3 times per season and can handle large amounts of foot traffic.
When used as a cover crop, it can be planted as a winter annual, biannual or short-lived perennial. It is hardy to zone 3, however, easily survives winter in colder zones with good snow cover.
INOCULATED WITH Nitragin® Gold (nitrogen-fixing bacteria Rhizobium leguminosarum), Non-GEO
250g covers 1000 sq. ft
1 kg covers 4000 sq. ft
- Latin Name: Trifolium pratense
- Hardiness: Hardy Perennial Zone 2-3
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Germination: 7-10 days
- Planting Dates: Mar 10-Jun 15, Aug 15-Oct 15
- Seeding Rate: 250-500g per 1000 sq. ft (11-22kg per acre)
- Max Planting Depth: 0.25” or broadcast and tamp to 0.25” deep
- Growth Habit: Succulent upright plant 12-24” with light pink flowers
- Benefits: Adds nitrogen, deeply penetrating roots loosen soil, widely adapted and versatile
- Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Sun
- Usual Seed Life: 3-5 years
Cover Crop Management: Allow plants to establish, then cut 1 to 2 times per season, leaving plant material to decompose on soil surface. Till after 2 to 3 years.
Highest Quality Standards
Our cover crop seed comes from high-quality stock and is tested for germination. We've selected the best varieties available in order to maximize each species potential.