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Oct 1, 2022 7:48 AM CST
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I decided to plant clover around the main plants in my bee garden to deter other weeds and have something the bees like - but it appears to be mutant clover - it's massive. I wanted it to be the same normal size as I see in my lawn. Why is it so big?
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Oct 1, 2022 8:39 AM CST
Name: Sally
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maybe you planted red clover? I think more likely in a seed packet than white clover such as you know from the lawn.
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Plant it and they will come.
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Oct 1, 2022 12:12 PM CST
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Hi SallyG Definitely I purchased white clover - as it's suitable for both short and long tongued bees - see photo of purchased product Smiling
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Oct 1, 2022 12:28 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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I have no other theory, sorry to say. A rich soil + more fertilizer might make bigger more lush plants- but- Even the leaf shape is more like red clover.
This being weekend, maybe others are slow to come along. Someone else may have an idea. Crossing Fingers!
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Oct 1, 2022 1:30 PM CST
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I'm imagining what a four-leafed clover would look like that big! Hilarious! I used to collect them when I was a (weird) kid, had hundreds of them, but only normal sized. And I remember when my cousin Kenny grabbed 1 that I had just found and ate it, I was crushed! Hilarious! I was really obsessed with them for some reason.
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Oct 2, 2022 12:57 PM CST
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Hilarious! Hilarious! me too - I always look out for 4 leaf clovers still!!
Murky said: I'm imagining what a four-leafed clover would look like that big! Hilarious! I used to collect them when I was a (weird) kid, had hundreds of them, but only normal sized. And I remember when my cousin Kenny grabbed 1 that I had just found and ate it, I was crushed! Hilarious! I was really obsessed with them for some reason.
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