Nitrogen fixing

Grassland 3 replies 501 views
I had broadcasted clover on a meadow last year and found the clover growth in general last summer was quite high when the grasses slowed down due to the early drought. The idea for adding extra clover was of course to encourage nitrogen fixing in the soil. I had read that if you dig up a piece of clover and carefully check the inside of the nodules you can see if they are nitrogen fixing. From what I understand the nodules should be a pale reddish/pink colour. My ones were mostly pale white and not showing any red or pink. I think I'm lacking in a certain mineral but I'm not sure what that is? Thanks for reading.
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