For green manure nothing is better than cowpeas as a summer crop and crimson clover as a winter crop.
The exceptions are crimson clover, and in many instances alfalfa.
An educated young farmer in Iowa paid $2.50 for a peck of crimson clover seed which he sowed in the spring in his oats.
On hard lands it is well to sow two or three quarts per acre of crimson clover seed.
Climates too cold for fruitage in the latter would be too cold for the uniformly safe wintering of crimson clover.
It is more hardy than crimson clover, and is grown as far north as winter wheat.
crimson clover has highest adaptation for sandy loam soils into which the roots can penetrate easily.
Since crimson clover is an annual plant, it will not do any permanent mischief in the Lawn.
The crimson clover is an annual, while the others are perennials.
crimson clover is usually sown in the late summer after some crop has been reaped and it is plowed under the following spring.