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It’s Cold! Time to Seed?

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If you’re thinking of adding variety to your pasture here’s a good question and answer to help you think about timing and technique.

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Ron Sweet posted a question on the Vermont Pasturelands Network that we think other folks probably h
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  1. Curt Gesch says:

    I have an experimental farm, using usually about six acres. The cows are moved according to grass growth patterns. After each grazing–up to five per year (see note below)–I walk through each pasture with my Earthway seeder and top-seed spots that are thin or in need of legumes. Mostly it is red clover with some trefoil and I’ll be trying Anik yellow alfalfa this year.

    I omit the last top-seeding because of the reasons given in the article. Instead I frost seed in the spring, especially on paths and lanes with red clover and yellow (low-coumarin) sweet clover. The sweet clover punches through the packed soil.

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