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inoculating, planting clover

Posted by claycrabgrass Mo. (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 20, 10 at 13:44

this spring I plan on planting white clover and red clover. I have been reading up on using an inoculant, but I don't get it. how do you fling wet seeds out of a seed spreader? I'm missing something. anybody ever actually do this? thanks.

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RE: inoculating, planting clover

You don't wet the seed. Inoculation is not sprouting seeds but growing plants that fertilize the soil.

An inoculant--which is of the pea family-- puts nutrients into the soil from the nodules that grow on their roots.

Clover is a member of the pea family.

RE: inoculating, planting clover

anybody ever actually do this? thanks.

RE: inoculating, planting clover

You LIGHTLY dampen the seed. I usually use sprite to help the inoculant stick(from the syrup) to the seed. If you are inoculating 10 lbs of seed, just use a splash of sprite or water to moisten it just a bit. The seed should be dry and coated with inoculant before planting. On a sunny day it should dry within a couple minutes. Plant the same day you inoculate.

Lots of clovers are coated and pre-inoculated now, especially the big name brand varieties like durana and patriot.

RE: inoculating, planting clover

I have overseeded my lawn with white clover several years in a row to increase its presence. The easiest way I have found to do it is to have the yard core aerated with a plugger that pulls plugs of soil out of the yard and then hand broadcoast the seed. Clover seed is very small and you can spread it too thickly very easily. I have never had to add an innoculant to the white clover seed I have sowed and it germinates just fine.

RE: inoculating, planting clover

You group of morons are the dumbest I've seen, look up what inoculating means you freaking retards

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