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Re: Fertilizing/ "Organic" Gardening


   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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