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Crimson Clover Cover Crop

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Try saying that after a few glasses of wine!

The Crimson Clover that I sowed back in October is finally flowering. And it looks beautiful. I know that some have warned against letting it flower but I really couldn’t resist. The flowers are so – red wine!

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I think it looks so amazing as a lush green, almost hedge in the kitchen garden.

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I chopped back half of it last month to make room for some plantings.

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And it even looked good way back in October when it just got going. Up to now I’m impressed with Crimson Clover as a cover. Ask me again in a couple of months if I still like it :)

4 Responses to “Crimson Clover Cover Crop”

  1. Carrieon 01 May 2014 at 2:34 pm

    I’m in a rage now, haha. Try saying after wine?! I’m totally sober but have permanent double vision – that was a nightmarish title. Had to cover over the words and reveal them one at a time. Grrr, it is pretty though xx

  2. Leafyleithon 01 May 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Oh that does look lovely. I tried mustard for the first time last winter, but it didn’t look half as good as yours and it’s taken ages to break down (but I think I left it in too long).
    What awful thing is going to happen by letting it flower?

  3. mtpon 01 May 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Well Leafy, there is potential for it to go to seed and then apparently it’s difficult to get rid of. I say, worth it though!

  4. Veraon 03 May 2014 at 11:08 am

    The flowers are such a pretty shade of crimson! And probably good for the bees too. I grow a perennial clover Trifolium rubens between the fruit trees in my edible forest garden for its nitrogen fixing properties, but it also doubles as a cut flower :-)