Clover

Trifolium repens

Assegaai Clover , 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.
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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.

Pot plant

Crop rotation

Part of the legume family and therefor a great Nitrogen fixer and green manure.

Special features

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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