Where do I find seed for clover and timothy grass?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread
I've looked at places like home depot and the farm supply stores. Is it something I'd have to mail order and if so who carries it.
-- Anita in NC (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 2002
Anita, we get our through the Farmers Co-op and it is also carried at the local seed companies and nurseries here. Hope this helps. LQ
-- Little Quacker (email@example.com), January 24, 2002.
I should probably add that I am in zone 7 and need something that is going to grow in a clay soil.
I did find some listed on the net. Do any stores carry it so that I save shipping? Would still like recommendations of companys that sell the seed. Thanks
-- Anita in NC (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 2002.
Anita, I get mine at the local grain elevators. I think that's the best way to get it, as it will more likely be the varieties that grow best in your area; and, since they get large amounts of seed in by truck and bag it there for you, you won't have an exorbitant shipping bill like you would getting it mail order. Also, you have real live experts there who know the best kind for your area and your soil.
-- Debbie in MO (email@example.com), January 24, 2002.
Try Pine Tree Garden Seeds. They have custom blends and mail order.
-- Anne (Healthytouch101@wildmail.com), January 24, 2002.
Any farm store should have these,I would suggest a soil test for PH as clover will not grow in acid soil.More often than not if you lime land and get the PH at the right level clover wil come on its own.
-- Gary (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2002.
Albert Lea Seed House (southern Minnesota) is online at www.alseed.com . They offer shipping of smaller quantities, and have a niffty seed catalog, usually available for download on the web site. As it's cold up here, It's February before the new catalog will be available I think.
If you live in an agricultural area, many farmer coops sell seed, and will have a bag of clover for you. Cenex would be a very familiar coop name around here, but look for the coop grain elevators around you.
-- paul (email@example.com), January 25, 2002.
You have to go to a feed mill where they actually mix their own feed, not a farm supply store-where all they sell is pre-bagged feed. I believe you have Southern States in NC. Try there if you have one nearby, otherwise a quick phone call to your local Cooperative Extension should point you in the right direction. You'll probably want to call CE anyway- they do soil tests for under $10, sometimes free- and they can advise as to proper varieties for your soil and climate. CE's advice is free, you might as well use it. Oh, and they also have all kinds of free or very low-cost publications that might be of interest to you dealing with anything from canning to sewing to growing fruit trees to roadside market gardening to animal care etc., etc., etc.
-- shakeytails in KY (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2002.
Get a seed catalog from Shumway Seed. They may have a web site but I like their catalog. I know they have what you are looking for and more. Call you University Extension farm office too. They would be able to help you. An agricultural program at your local college would know too and tell you what types grow well in your area. Good luck, Terry
-- Terry Lipe (email@example.com), January 25, 2002.
If you do need to use mail order, check out Peaceful Valley at www.groworganic.com. Good people, good catalog.
-- Kate (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 26, 2002.
Anita, be sure that you or your loved ones do not have an allergy to timothy, it is a major cause of hay fever.
-- roberto pokachinni (email@example.com), January 28, 2002.