OCTOBER IS THE BEST TIME TO GIVE RED FEATHER FOXTALLE CLOVER SEEDS A CHANCE!
Red feather foxtail clovers are not only beautiful but they have been proven to produce high yields of edible red clover seed. These plants require good soil with rich organic matter and sunlight.
They need full sun during the day and partial shade at night. You will need to provide them with plenty of water and fertilizer. If you don’t do it right, these plants may become invasive and cause problems in your garden.
You can grow red feather foxtail clovers year round if you take care of the following:
1) Water the plants regularly.
Do not let them dry out completely between watering sessions.
2) Mulch around the base of the plant to keep moisture from evaporating off into the soil.
3) Make sure there is enough light throughout the day.
4) Keep the soil evenly moist.
Avoid letting it get too dry or soggy.
5) Provide adequate air circulation around the plant to prevent mold from forming.
(If you live in a hot climate, make sure your house isn’t too cold. Mold will form if it is too cold as well as too hot)
6) Monitor the clover plants for signs of disease and infestation.
Weeds, fungus, and other pests threaten the well-being and survival of your clover plants.
7) If you want to keep your red clover plants healthy and prevent them from invading your flowerbeds, make sure to grow your clover in a container or area that has been designated just for it.
So now that you know how to grow red clover, you should take advantage of this information and use it to the best of your ability. Red clover is not only used for its nutritious value but also because every part of the plant is useful in some way.
The flowers provide a nutritious addition to salads. It can be dried and roasted as a coffee substitute. The leaves, stems, and roots of the plant can all be used for herbal medicine and healing purposes. And as we all know, the plant is rich in medicinal value.
It is a good idea to grow your own red clover plants. Not only is it beneficial to you, but it’s also beneficial to mother nature.
Taking care of these plants will not only provide you with food and medicine but will also make the world a better place. These plants are easy to grow and can be found just about anywhere. Take advantage of this information and use it to your best ability.
Gather red clover plants orders can be found on the site (Ornamental Red clover) You can also gather them in your own garden as long as you know exactly what you’re doing. These are not difficult plants to grow and they provide many health benefits for your family if you drink the tea and eat the plants themselves.
So, are you ready to plant some clover?
How To Grow Red Feather FoxTail Clover From Seed
Fox Tail Clover is another type of clover that can be used to feed bees. It is similar to the other types of clovers that can be grown throughout North America.
It can be difficult to start from seed so most people just buy the plants from a nursery. It takes about 2 years for the plant to mature and be ready to harvest.
Here is some basic information about growing red clover:
Red clover can be grown in most types of soil. It prefers soil that has a pH balance of about 6.5 but it can still grown in soil with a pH of up to 8.0.
However, the higher the pH, the less nutrients will be available to the plant.
It prefers soil that is loose and rich in organic matter. If your soil is on the clay side, you should add in some organic matter or grow it in a pot with a good soil mix.
Red clover can be grown in full sun or partial shade (although it will need more water if grown in full shade). When the plant is young, it should be shaded from the sun.
Also, the more sun it gets, the more water it will need.
It grows to be about 2-4 ft. tall and has the capability of getting up to about 6 ft if it has the resources available (like room and nutrients).
The flowers bloom from May all the way through September (depending on your location). It grows pretty quickly when in fertile soil and in a good location.
Harvesting can begin in 60-90 days after planting. You should only take a few stems per plant when harvesting.
Never remove all of the stems from the plant because this could kill it. It is best to cut the stems just above the ground and leave about an inch or two of stem on the plant so that it can grow more stems.
It is important to note that red clover has both male and female flowers on it. The males are the ones that have the stripes on them (as pictured above).