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  1. #1
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    Default Planting the bar ditch

    I am thinking of planting in the ditches along the highway and am wondering what would be best to plant.
    1. Something hardy
    2. will not be taken over by what is already in the ditch
    3. Will come back each year on it's own
    4. long lasting flowers.

    I am thinking of red clover but am wondering if there is something better out there.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Planting the bar ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by rtoney View Post
    I am thinking of planting in the ditches along the highway and am wondering what would be best to plant.
    I am thinking of red clover but am wondering if there is something better out there.
    Thanks
    Honeybees do not work red clover. Are you thinking of crimson clover? My limited experience with crimson clover, is that you will need to resow every few years.

    Shane

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    Default Re: Planting the bar ditch

    I knew it was one of the redish colors, I would like to stay away from having to replant if i could.

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    Default Re: Planting the bar ditch

    Quote Originally Posted by rtoney View Post
    I knew it was one of the redish colors, I would like to stay away from having to replant if i could.
    Too bad purple loostrife is an invasive species. Loosestrife likes wet areas like ditches and will definitely hold its own.

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    Default Re: Planting the bar ditch

    In AZ the DOT uses melilotus it is a legume apperantly and the bees love it it also reseeds it's self.

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