Planting Crimson Clover

We were able to get some crimson clover planted this past week. Crimson is by far one of the most beautiful crops that we grow, it’s the deep red (aka crimson colored) clover that blooms early in the spring. You know the one, it usually has folks out taking family pictures in it (hopefully with permission…haha).

Here is a brief video of how we did it this year.

Crimson clover is grown for seed on our farm. It is usually the first crop that we harvest in the summer and the seed is used for cover cropping, and wildlife and pasture mixes.

There is always a lot going on during the fall, planting is one thing that you always strive to get done early before it gets too late and too wet to get out onto the fields without getting stuck. Moving into fall we have had some warm sun and great rains; which hopefully will continue as we all work get finished up before winter. So far for me, it feels good to get at least one field off the list.

If you have any questions or comments, please drop them below!
Happy Friday!

Author: Nuttygrass

I'm a nut and grass farmer, EMT, Firefighter, and world traveler. I love a good laugh and a great adventure!

2 thoughts on “Planting Crimson Clover”

  1. Hi Brenda, I enjoy your blog on your farming enterprises in Oregon,even though I am retired pretty much now from the farm which my son &daughter in law run in Tasmania Australia. I visited your farm with your dad Paul about 4-5 yrs ago after a fishing trip on the Willamette river.You all were running a very diverse & interesting operation.I must contact Paul hope he is well pass on my regards please.Tony from Tasmania.

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