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yardener
Greenfield, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 29, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9061900

I may overseed my field peas with a late cover crop to benefit the bees. In your opinion, what would you use? I'm thinking either clover (white or red) or buckwheat.
What advantage would either have?

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tamberlin
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 12, 2012
3:38 AM

Post #9079237

Clover honey tastes better... :)
siletz
Siletz, OR

April 24, 2012
12:06 PM

Post #9096062

I've heard that bees can't get the pollen out of the red clover because the tube is too long/skinny to access. So, we've been planting white clover for our bees.

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