Yup. Getting ready to fix some nitrogen somewhere? =)
Coronilla varia is a pretty useful plant, as are most legumes. But, it can
get outta hand VERY easily, especially once it's established and starts
sending out rhizomes.
Fresh seed is the best. If it's been stored, it's best to soak it for 12
hours or so, in warm water. Direct sow it in the fall, and it should
germinate rather quickly. It also won't grow in the shade, IIRC.
Apologies for the delay in replying. I left the house at 0430, and just got
home, sigh. =/
Yeah good to go with your advice so far man. I inoculated the seed using
milk and molasses for the slurry and planted it 10 days ago on a drainage
culvert here in N. Ohio. It's coming up like gang busters so I'm good to go
My question is.. should I re-straw it right before old man frost shows up
in order to protect it? It won't go to seed this year and the plants are
barely creeping through the cover straw today. I'm late in the season for
establishment, and yet perfect for germination if you get my drift.
Will it re-grow from the young tubar's next spring?
Perhaps a bit early on your planting, though. Any chance to reseed at a
more "natural" time? And, what rate did you sow? I think the MoDOT uses
15lb per acre, along highways and ditches, here.
Ya, but germination at an un-natural time. Fall sowing is optimum because
that's when the seeds sow, naturally. Straw would be a good idea. It's a
perennial, so seeding the first year (which it rarely does) is pretty much
moot. Protect those roots! ;)
Lemme check my crystal ball... =P
Seriously, *some* will probably survive. We're talking an extremely short
growing season. A lot depends on the weather. A late winter gives the
plants more time to mature. Likewise, with a mild winter. OTOH, it could go
the other way. Anything you can do to help them is better for the plant,
and less work for you. ;) Get through this first winter with it, and it
will go like gangbusters next year. =)
-Every snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty.
Early? Most of the on-line instruction I could find suggested fall sowing,
and the weather has been near perfect for it..germination looks really
good. I'll straw it again right before the first frost to try and extend
its growing season and help protect it.
I planted from seed after a brief freezing of the seed in late autumn.
It germinated in the early spring. Now I am battling to keep in place.
It is difficult to keep from encroaching upon unwanted locations. So be
careful with this one!
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