Mar 17, 2006

Luck O' The Plantsman

Looking for that four-leaf clover today? Try wild oxalis, or sorrel... subterranean clovers useful as cover crops... and decorative clovers that do well in almost any damp location.

Just beware the yellow oxalis, 'cause it's as weedy as it is fluorescent. And if you have a wide-open space where you're considering putting in lawn, plant a nitrogen-fixing clover there for the next couple of years instead. With a little mowing, it might do even better than grass... and if not, at least it'll enrich the soil with plenty of nitrogen: just till it into the soil before putting in the turn, and your lawn will thrive!

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