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Clover in NJ

 
Adam Buchler
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Location: New Jersey
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I am in NJ and this time of year there is clover in most suburban lawns. It forms a very small yellow flower that turns white as it matures and attracts bumble bees. I am curious if anyone has an idea about what kind of clover this is and if it will be a problem to have this clover seed all throughout my veg garden, as I have used grass clippings as mulch which undoubtedly have clover seed in them. I'm assuming i can use it like a living mulch next spring and plant my cold crops in amongst it?
 
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Hi Adam. I use to live in South Jersey. The only clover that I saw commonly in lawns was Dutch white clover. Yes, it attracts bees. Sadly I stepped on plenty and got stung when I use to run around barefooted during the summer.

I used a lot of lawn clippings for my garden mulch, much of it coming from lawns that contained clover. It never caused a problem with clover in the garden. Very little of the seed resulted in seedlings.
 
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