Mammoth Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Mammoth Red Clover contains a variety of bioactive compounds, including isoflavones, coumarins, and other phenolic compounds, which have been shown to have several medicinal properties. Red Clover is a rich source of antioxidants, which help to protect the body against oxidative stress and cellular damage caused by free radicals. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce inflammation throughout the body. This can be particularly helpful for conditions such as arthritis, asthma, and other inflammatory disorders. Red Clover contains isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens that can help to balance hormones in the body. This can be particularly beneficial for women experiencing menopausal symptoms.
Red Clover has been used traditionally to support respiratory health and can help to ease coughs, colds, and other respiratory conditions. It has also been shown to have cardio-protective effects, which can help to improve heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Red Clover grows well in spring, summer and fall, and grows bwteen 2-3 feet tall. It's slightly sweet and cooling. Topically, it has been used for insect bites and tings, gout, arthritic pain, and lymphatic swelling. Internally, as a tincture, it has been used for eczema and psoriasis, and women's health (mentruation symptoms and menopause symptoms). As an eyewash, it can help with pink eye.
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70-90 days to bloom
Approximately 2.84g per pack
Choose a planting location: Mammoth Red Clover prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate a range of soil types, though it prefers slightly acidic soil. It also prefers full sun to partial shade. If you're planting as a cover crop, consider planting in the fall for better growth.
Prepare the soil: Till the soil to a depth of 4 to 6 inches and remove any weeds or debris. If you're planting as a cover crop, consider adding nitrogen-rich fertilizers to the soil.
Sow the seeds: Mammoth Red Clover can be sown by hand or using a seed spreader. Sow the seeds at a rate of 10-15 pounds per acre, or 1-2 pounds per 1000 square feet. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil, no more than 1/4 inch deep. If you're planting as a cover crop, mix the seeds with soil, sand, or sawdust to aid in even distribution.
Water regularly: Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Mammoth Red Clover requires consistent moisture for optimal growth.
Fertilize sparingly: Mammoth Red Clover doesn't require heavy fertilization, but you can apply a balanced fertilizer once or twice during the growing season to promote healthy growth.