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I just purchased some clover and chicory mix. I was wondering what would be a good fertilizer for this. I have read that 0-20-20 would work. I was jut seeing what you guys say. I will put some down when I plant the seed. Also how soon after should I fertilize it again. Should I use the same amount when I planted it. It calls for like 250lb per acre. Thanks in advance!
 

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I've have used a 10-10-10 to grow about everything I have. I think I've even given it to the kids (just a joke!) It seems so light and has little chance of overuse in any soil condition.
I'm also with pheasant on the lime.
 

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For clover, I like to use 10-20-20. Not a lot of nitrogen, but enough to give the clover a boost in growth.
 

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Where is the best places to buy fertilizer by the bags. Im not sure of any places close by that sell it.
 

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Call these people in Shippensburg. The fertilizer I buy in Lancaster County comes from them. They can probably tell you someone in your area of Cumberland County that seels their fertilizer.

Cumberland Valley Co-Op Association‎
908 Mount Rock Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257-7710
(717) 532-2197‎
 

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Correct, but to start clover, a lower nitrogen number may be beneficial in that it may not promote more weed and grass growth so much.

That said, I never used 19-19-19 to start clover. Probably takes off a good bit?
 

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pabowhuntR said:
Where is the best places to buy fertilizer by the bags. Im not sure of any places close by that sell it.
CV COOP has it in Shippensburg. I just got 4 bags of Urea for my pasture field yesterday and it was $12 a bag. That is 46-0-0. I would get their triple 10 or triple 19 for what you need.
 

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LabandBirdman said:
Get a soil sample kit from your local extension office and send it to PSU to get tested. They'll tell you what to use and you'll be much better off.
I use the test services thru Mossy Oak. Far easier to understand for food plotters.
 
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