Ahead of the storm…

by David

…Church is seeding clover just ahead of our most recent snow storm.

Thistle Hill Farm Clover
Photo by Curt Humphreys

For our “civilian” readers, the clover serves several important purposes:

It provides additional forage during the summer slump in the grass growing season.

It counter-balances the toxic effect of the endophyte which is more prevalent in fescue in the summer.

And it fixes nitrogen in the soil to such a great extent that we haven’t had to fertilize in a dozen years.

All this without plowing.  The nighttime freezing and daytime thawing…coupled with the melting snow…provides the ideal growing conditions for the seeds.

And the snow did come just as Church was finishing.