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Questions About Clover Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 16, 2011

Q. Bright Orange Mold

My large green clover has very bright orange spores growing in small patches under their leaves, and it’s spreading throughout the clover in the pot. These are special clover in that some are four-leafed. Hoping you can tell me what is going on and how to help save the clover.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 16, 2011
Certified Expert
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It sounds like the plants have some sort of rust fungus. Treat the plant with a fungicide. We are fond of neem oil as a fungicide, and also helps with keeping pests off. It's harmless to mammals as well. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 26, 2011

Q. White Clover

We love to grow white clover, sweet smelling and beautiful green, but each year it dies or the majority of the 40 x 30 lawn does not grow.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 27, 2011
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You may need to have the soil tested, as it could have a nutrient deficiency. This article will help with growing this ground cover: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lawn-substitutes/white-clover/grow-a-white-clover-lawn.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 27, 2011

Q. Red Feather Foxtail Clover

Could you provide some information about the planting and care of red feather foxtail clover?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 28, 2011
Certified Expert
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This perennial clover grows 1 to 2 feet tall. The leaves are green and the large flowers begin as big silvery buds that open on long stems to a bright red feathery flower. This is an excellent plant for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. It is grown much the same as other types of clover plants, enjoying both sun and shade as well as fertile soil (though it is hardy enough to grow in many soil types).

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 29, 2011

Q. Pet Friendly Weed Killer

I’m looking for pet safe weed killer, but do not want something that will also kill the grass. I’d like to keep my grass, just want to kill the weeds! I have crabgrass and clover and these yellow flower weeds (don’t know what they are called). I also have dandelions.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 30, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 24, 2011

Q. Clover

I have a green clover-like ground cover spreading all across my vegetable garden. Is this bad? Should I remove it?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 25, 2011
Certified Expert
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If it were not an active growing season, the clover would be beneficial because it puts nitrogen back in the soil. But since the clover will be competing with your vegetables for nutrients and water, I would remove it at this time.

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Asked by
oldplantlady on
July 10, 2011

Q. How do I dissolve sulphur

I want to change the pH in my lawn to get rid of all that clover. I don’t want to overdo it and get the grass too, so I calculated sulphur to water to get about 1%. Unfortunately, the only sulphur I have is in these little pellets. I tried dissolving in water. Some melt but even overnight, not all. Any suggestions? I don’t want to use a pesticide-type because of my dog.

Answered by
oldplantlady on
July 10, 2011
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I'm answering my own question. First, sulphur is almost impossible to dissolve without heavy-duty chemicals. But -- after more searching I became convinced of the many advantages of a clover lawn over grass. Sounds like an ideal solution. I'm now growing a grass-and-clover lawn and will be pleased to watch the clover continue to spread. Thanks anyway.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 2, 2011

Q. White Clover Reproduction

Does white clover reproduce buy the root system or seeds from the flowers? If from the flowers, how long should you wait to cut the clover?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 3, 2011
Certified Expert
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White clover mostly reproduces through its roots but may also self-seed. Here is more information on white clover lawns: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lawn-substitutes/white-clover/grow-a-white-clover-lawn.htm

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