They seem to grow well on poor sandy soil. I’ve collected lots of seeds elsewhere and brought them here to our farm, but they haven’t taken.
Grass is a wonderful thing. Especially clover leys. No chemicals, no annual reseed, no major pests and diseases. Grass does quite easily what other forage crops make hard work of.We grew them as a wholecrop with triticale as the pictures show. They didnt take much growing, lashings of dung if you had it and a bit of N and pre-em for weed control. Latterly we moved over the peas and barley as they seem to come ready at more or less the same time. However we grow neither currently as we are spending the money on better grass silage.