February 23rd gave us a unusally warm and sunny day here in Potter County, Pennsylvania. On that winter day, we were able to frost seed fields 1 and 2 with medium red clover, and make some general field observations. Here’s the photo essay on the frost seeding. First shown is the medium red clover seeds in the mixing bucket with inoculant.
Here are the field notes: On February 23rd, Field 1 (~ 1 acre) was frost-seeded with 13 pounds of medium red clover mixed with 35 pounds of aragonite into the fall-planted winter rye. Field 2 (~ 2 acres) was frost-seeded with 21 pounds of medium red clover mixed with 65 pounds of aragonite into the fall-planted winter rye. Used an Earthway hand Seeder — 25lb capacity. Clover seed source was Welter Seed & Honey Company, Onslow, Iowa. Six ounces packet of clover seed Inoculant by N-Dure was applied using the slurry method (mixed with damped seed).