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binibusybee
Osgoode, ON
(Zone 5b)

November 14, 2011
6:59 AM

Post #8889615

Your article has made me wonder if planting a cover crop might help me clean up some wild and weedy spots. We have a large plot which borders onto cedar forest. The soil is clay with lots of rocks. the 'volunteer plants' are mainly undesirable: thistles, nettles and other prickly things that come into the house on my cats' tails.
I like the idea of clover in some of these areas but don't want to have it spread into the nearby grass areas. Would i need to cut it? Or should i consider annother type of cover? I really just want a ground cover type of plant that keeps the nasty weeds out and doesn't need any care. Thanks for an interesting article!

paulgrow

paulgrow
Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

November 15, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8891244

I would suggest another type of ANNUAL cover crop.
You don't have to worry about it spreading. the cold weather will kill it.

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binibusybee
Osgoode, ON
(Zone 5b)

November 16, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8892333

Thanks Paul - I'll have look at the choices.

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