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Re: Fertilizing/ "Organic" Gardening


At 07:59 AM 08/24/1999 EDT, you wrote:
>Cindy:
>
>   I assume the practice of including white clover seeds in grass mixtures 
>was discontinued with the advent of the "perfect lawn syndrome" and the 
>chemicals which make this possible.
>
>   White clover does "fix" nitrogen in the soil with its root system --- it 
>is often used as "green manure" on vegetable gardens.  The seeds are sown in 
>the fall, the clover grows throughout the winter and is then turned under in 
>the spring prior to planting.
>It seems to grow exceptionally well in poor soil, but doesn't invade the 
>richer areas here --- although the huge purple variety sure does!!
>
>Sandie Markland 
>Lorton, Virginia 
>Zone 7 
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>i like to use white dutch clover in my lawn lt keeps it very green
indianabob

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