• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
stewards:
  • Mike Jay
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Devaka Cooray
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Dan Boone
gardeners:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Mandy Launchbury-Rainey
  • Mike Barkley

Cover Crop Sources - North east

 
Posts: 96
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi All,

Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this in, was looking for a general section but could not find, please move to appropriate forum if this is not it.

I'm looking for pre - inoculated white clover, preferably from somewhere in the north east as I'd rather not have it shipped from halfway across the country and think that stock from more local might be adapted to my conditions. Can anyone make some recommendations? Even if its not from the northeast at least I can do some comparisons. I'd like to buy in bulk so as to cut down on costs and keep some on hand for unplanned disturbances.




Thanks
 
pollinator
Posts: 442
Location: Pennsylvania Pocono Mt Neutral-Acidic Elv1024ft AYR41in Zone 5b
26
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Robert, I just purchased bulk white and crimson clover from Outsidepride seed company in Oregon. I too would like to find something closer to home. Please post your findings. http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/clover-seed/
 
Kevin Swanson
Posts: 96
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I looked at high mowing seeds but they do not have white clover. They are located in VT.

High Mowing Seeds
 
pollinator
Posts: 3738
Location: Vermont, off grid for 24 years!
97
dog duck fungi trees books chicken bee solar
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Fedco clover

Inoculant
 
Kevin Swanson
Posts: 96
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Cj Verde wrote:Fedco clover

Inoculant



Unfortunately fedco is much more expensive than outsidepride.

I'm kind of concerned about having to apply the inoculant myself... what if you do it wrong? Could you do it so wrong that your clover never fixes nitrogen!? yikes
 
Kevin Swanson
Posts: 96
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Rick Roman wrote:Hi Robert, I just purchased bulk white and crimson clover from Outsidepride seed company in Oregon. I too would like to find something closer to home. Please post your findings. http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/clover-seed/



Did you purchase the pre-inoculated seed? I'm thinking I'm going to get that so I don't have to worry about doing it correctly.
 
Rick Roman
pollinator
Posts: 442
Location: Pennsylvania Pocono Mt Neutral-Acidic Elv1024ft AYR41in Zone 5b
26
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Robert, Yes I did. I bought ten pound inoculated bags. Although I think it was pricey, $34.95 for the white and $24.95 for the crimson plus $17.00 shipping, the product is quality and I'm very happy with their service.
 
Posts: 5
Location: LI NY
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Your best bet for organic cover crop seed in bulk in the North East is Lakeview Organic Grain, in Penn Yan, NY.

http://www.lakevieworganicgrain.com/

Happy growing.
 
The two armies met. But instead of battle, they decided to eat some pie and contemplate this tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!