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When should I start planting my clover. I have a small one acre clearing on top of a hill surrounded by 40 acres of oak. Should I lime it first then disc, or disc then lime? I was just going to plant white clover. Any thoughts?
 

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Lynette, henry should be along soon and he'll have your answer for you. He's our resident gardener.:wink4:


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Where are you climbing? Haven't got much time for sunset.

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MU has a indoor climbing wall, open 4PM to 9PM. I'll bring some mountain climbin pics to the Classic. Looking forward to meeting you.
 

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Yep I'm very interested in your climbing. You definitely have some nerve and guts.:cheers::cheers::cheers:

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I'd hold off a little on the clover. The only reason I say that is with our strange weather the odds of planting, getting germination then another freeze is a little too high for my liking right now.
I would personally start preparing your ground now. Spray, work it, wait for germination, spray again, work it, and so on as many times as you can until you plant. You would be fine as long as you get it in by the middle of march or so.
The reason I would spend as much time preparing your ground until then is that a spring planting of anything, clover for sure is succeptible to a bad weed problem if you don't do the work ahead of time to limit the chances. It's more work but it is definately worth the effort and you will see the results.
As for lime you could spread it at any time, I would get it on in the process of preparing the ground, then plant and fertilize in a month or so.
 

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do a soil test that will help you know what you ground needs. You can take a sample to your local elevator and they normally dont charge for it. when doing that take from more than 1 area.
 

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Thanks Hoytshooter, I'll start this weekend working the ground by spraying, discing and liming. Instead of fertilizer, I have a friend who boards about a dozen horses, she said I could come get all the pine shavings/ manure my truck and trailer could hold. I'll be shoveling a lot of *&^# this weekend, literally. Appreciate the help.
 

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OK r2ahunter, that gives me a good order do work in. Thanks, and thanks for telling me about the soil test. I forgot MFA did that.
 

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be careful with the ferti;zers as they promote weed growth. Im just gonna put down lime this weekend..
 

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My .02 would be that depending on what you are planning to spray, if you spray and then disc it you are really defeating the whole purpose of spraying. Plus, with the weather right now you aren't going to kill much of anything and if by chance you are its only winter annuals which you can get later as well as the new spring germination. If you are using some type of residual herbicide good chance it won't be there when the weeds start germinating come april anyway.
 

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personaly its too early fer the roundup... The fescue you want to kill isnt green up ready to kill yet...
 

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So I should, spread my manure and lime, disc it in this weekend. Wait till mid march, spray, disc again. Then at the end of march seed my plot with my clover. By the thank you all for the help.
 

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I would say that would be a good plan...
 

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I would think that spreading your manure and lime and discing in this weekend would be a fine plan. I still don't know how much luck you will have later spraying then discing. Depending on what you are planting your clover into, spraying then disciing kinda just defeats the purpose as I mentioned earlier. B/c when you disc you will just most likely bring up new weed seeds for germination. Plus, this early your roundup just isn't going to do much killing b/c you don't have new weed germination yet and the weather just isn't that conducive for herbicide activity.
 

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Maybe Rat will chime in...he's a Roundup man....roundup kills by going to the root of the plant....I think if you spray, and disc soon after, you are wasting your spray, which is not cheap!!!
 
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