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too late for crimson clover in zone 6?

 
Kim Hatch
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Hey Permies!
I'd love to get some crimson clover going in a 20' by 20' bed. My primary interest is the blooms, rather than nitrogen fixation. Most of what I've read talks about planting in the late fall for over wintering in the southern states, is it too late to plant crimson clover in late winter/early spring and have some blooming by May or June?

Thanks!

zone 6, near Nashville, TN
 
Ken Peavey
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You can try it. If the seeds don't germinate, they will when the weather warms up.
 
David Miller
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You'll get germination with these warm days but it will die off when the temps drop. Frost sow it around the end of Feb and you'll be up and sprouting by the end of March.
 
Kim Hatch
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Thanks so much guys! I'll give it a try around the end of Feb, and maybe do another small batch a couple weeks later if the first gets zapped by one of our late frosts. Thanks!
 
George Lee
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start early spring..they can't handle the kinda cold you're talkin..
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Gary Abshire
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I am in zone 5 and I have heard of people just throwing white clover seeds down on the snow in the early spring and still having success.
 
David Miller
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That'll work, it works even better if you can get the seed down right before a snow
 
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