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Clover Plot and Mineral site question

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Hello all,

 

So last weeks warm snap had me foolishly thinking spring was on its way...So I decided to clear out a small plot I planted in the fall, and overseed it with clover for the spring. I also created a mineral site on the property aswell. My question is will this all be for nothing? Or will the clover still germinate after the snow melts? Also will the mineral site need to be refreshed as it may be washed out? I ask all this because I work offshore on large Tug/barge units for 3 weeks at a time and will be heading to work Friday. If the work is a wash, no biggie, not a lot of cash invested. I just wanted to establish some clover for turkey when I come back home. Thanks for any input.

 

-Lou

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I can't answer your question, but is there a backstory to your profile pic?  That's a monster mahi! :eek: :up:

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If your getting snow and not rain you should be fine.  

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I can't answer your question, but is there a backstory to your profile pic?  That's a monster mahi! :eek: :up:

Actually yes! One of the perks of running offshore on voyages in the gulf and southeast coast! Lots of Mahi and Wahooo!!

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Should be fine.  Should dry out after these few storms and seed may have actually got worked into soil a lil better.  Btw....I worked for Reinauer Transportation in Staten Island deckhanding on a tug moving barges of crude oil right out of high school....good money but tough career!!  Be safe out there!!

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Should be fine.  Should dry out after these few storms and seed may have actually got worked into soil a lil better.  Btw....I worked for Reinauer Transportation in Staten Island deckhanding on a tug moving barges of crude oil right out of high school....good money but tough career!!  Be safe out there!!

Awesome! Thanks for the tips I used to work for Kirby Offshore Marine, but now im with another company mainly in the Gulf of Mexico. If your still sailing be safe!

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Thanks Lou....but no more sailing for me....did it for a few years....my tug sank ......luckily only at the dock and everyone was safe....then I got switched to a 2 wk boat instead of 1 wk on 1 wk off.....and the captain was an asshat who I think had a deckhand die on one of his watches....and I was outa there.....moved on to better things, like picking up garbage and started county college.  Was fun on the tugs with my crew,  good bunch of guys, and $150/day for an 18 yr old kid was good loot!!  Stay safe n head on a swivel!!

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No problem on the clover. Next to fall, this is the best time to overseed your plot. Temps are perfect right now, reaching freezing at night and thawing during the day. The freeze thaw cycle creates cracks in the ground which sucks the clover into the soil. AKA frost seeding

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My mineral site got buried twice now  by deep snow this week.

The attractant more than likely is gone , but the minerals do what you want and soak into the ground.

I think they even work better when the get fairly wet and spread into the dirt better.

once they know they are there, they will dig holes in the ground to get them out

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Thanks for the insight fellas, I appreciate it.

 

-Loi

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