fall gardening/frost planting

Jeffery Blake echoecho at bedford.heartland.net
Sat Sep 22 23:02:20 EDT 2001


Would you mind explaining the weather conditions that you are able to sow clover in February? 
thanks mary mary ---

Marymary;

I seed with a three point-mounted broadcast seeder.  

You can seed anytime the frost in the ground will still hold up the tractor.  

February is best, i think because there is less worry about run-off and blowing snow, etc., removing your seed.  But there is still plenty of freezing and thawing left to incorporate the seed.  

I live in southwest iowa.  

Clover is one of several crops that are well-suited for frost seeding and it works wonderfully with winter wheat.

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