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1.) Rushlight - 09/21/2016
When planting clover, is an inoculant necessary? I don't remember our ever doing that when I was a kid. We just planted crimson clover, and the stuff took off like wildfire. Is it perhaps different for different areas?

FYI: We lived near Palestine, TX, when I was a kid. The place we're thinking about planting is in Leon County, TX.

2.) Swamp Fox - 09/21/2016
You were probably planting a coated seed (pre-inoculated) which is what you'll mostly get sold if you ask for clover at any of the seed places I've dealt with (little stores on up to Southern States).

A long while back I was in a club and we tried to get uncoated seed and the guy looked at us like we had two heads (which would have left one of us short). The reason to try to get uncoated seed and add your own inoculant is that, by weight, the pre-inoculated stuff is really heavy on the coating, so you're not getting all the clover seed you think you are. I think this is a lot bigger deal if you're planting many acres vs. buying one or three bags, but still.

I'll bet you have a better chance of getting uninoculated seed in some parts of the country than others, but you can get inoculant easily.
3.) Rushlight - 09/22/2016
Thanks, Swampy. I kept trying to look it up on them internets, and they were talking about buying seed and inoculant separately, mixing them in a bucket with some milk or Coke, then spreading it. That didn't sound anything like what I remembered (but that's been many, many moons ago).

What you said makes sense. I'll ask better questions tomorrow when I call the feed store.
4.) billy b - 09/22/2016
Capps feed & Hardware Fairfield Texas.:wink