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Cover Crop Sources - North east

 
Robert Marr
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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.




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Rick Roman
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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/
 
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I looked at high mowing seeds but they do not have white clover. They are located in VT.

High Mowing Seeds
 
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Fedco clover

Inoculant
 
Robert Marr
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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
 
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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
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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.
 
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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.
 
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