Crimson Clover - Cover Crop Seeds


70-90 Days. Trifolium incarnatum. Cover Crop. Non-GMO. Annual. Heirloom crimson clover seeds are an ideal annual garden companion and cover crop for plants and soils deficient in nitrogen. Non-GMO crimson clover seeds produce a clean and tidy, low-growing 6-12" tall heirloom cover crop traditionally intercropped through the garden to increase nitrogen in the soil, while also increasing soil tilth and weed suppression. Clover is one of the most effective weed suppressants, able to be tilled back into the soil as a "green manure" or kept for its crimson red allium-like blooms. Wholesale seeds and bulk sizes available. ~2,900 seeds/ounce.

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Growing Crimson Clover Cover Crop Garden Seeds

About Crimson Clover Cover Crop Garden Seeds

Like many legumes, non-GMO crimson clover seeds are popularly grown as a cover crop broadcasted directly in early fall for spring tilling. For a traditional garden harvest or ornamental planting, sow 2-3 heirloom crimson clover cover crop seeds ½" deep and 2-3" apart in fertile, loamy, and well-drained garden soil in full sun to partial shade. Because crimson clover is a restorative cover crop, it will thrive in difficult, challenging soils.

Non-GMO clover seeds germinate in 7-14 days, with no thinning required. Non-GMO Trifolium incarnatum is a cool-hardy crop with no serious pests or diseases. When grown as a seasonal cover crop, mow down heirloom crop once half the blooms have emerged, before crimson clover begins to seed. Springtime reseeding of clover will help minimize weeds in the garden and grow space. Non-GMO Crimson Clover seed is popularly sown with ryegrass as both an effective companion plant and as nutritiously dense source of animal fodder. Crimson clover is a reseeding winter annual with an erect growth habit and a shallow taproot system. Do not use for frost seeding as it will not handle the cold nearly as well as red clover. Crimson clover will not re-grow after close grazing or mowing once flowering has begun.

Crimson Clover Benefits

Crimson clover fixes up to 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre, and prefers well-drained, loam soils with good Organic matter content for best results. If your winters -10 degrees or warmer crimson clover is late summer planted and then goes dormant to spring. Blooms in May. Non-GMO and heirloom Crimson Clover seeds are a quickly maturing cover crop traditionally planted in the fall and tilled back into the soil for spring nutrients, but can be sown nearly any time of year as a nitrogen-rich companion plant.

Like other open-pollinated cover crops, one of the major advantages to heirloom clover is that it grows immediately in the spring and will not get heavy and bogged in spring moisture. Like many other cover crops, non-GMO crimson clover is known to replenish tired soils of their depleted nitrogen and nutrients, while improving soil tilth, structure, waterflow, and weed suppression. When not cultivated as a seasonal cover crop, annual crimson clover is an easy, low-growing ornamental crop grown for its charming 4-6" tall allium-like blooms.

Wholesale Crimson Clover Cover Crop Seeds Per Package:

  • 4 g packet - Approximately 416 Seeds
  • 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 2,900
  • 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 11,600
  • 1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 46,400 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 232,000 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 1,160,000 Seeds

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