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Clover

Trifolium repens

Assegaai clover (Eng.), Klawer (Afr.)

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Valuable green manure and food for grazing, the popular White or Assegaai Clover help fix Nitrogen in the soil, making it available as plantfood for following crops or neighbouring plants. It unfortunately grows too well and is often treated as an weed. It is a valuable fodder for cattle and horses.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer, Spring
Fruiting time
Summer, Spring

Harvesting

Plough into the field as green manure.

Propagation

Seed
Selfseed easily.
Layering
As soon as a runner touch the soil , it makes roots and grows into a new plant.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Bees love to visit the flowers and it is a good source of food for bees and other insects.
Crop rotation
Part of the legume family and therefor a great Nitrogen fixer and green manure.

Geography

Origin
Europe and Central Asia
Natural climate
Cold and Temperate climates

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Fabaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free

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