WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? Pasture Plants Thrive in Deep Quarry Waste

Nutritious pasture plants such as alfalfa, clover and birdsfoot trefoil aren’t all that easy to grow. I know because I’ve been planting them for years. Normally you need to buy expensive seed, plant these seeds in good soil free of weeds, then hope for favourable growing conditions while the seedlings get started. So how come there’s clover and alfalfa and trefoil growing like crazy in limestone screenings here at my place – the by-product of rock quarry operations, without me planting anything at all? These plants are thriving in nothing more than a 4-foot depth of limestone rock crushing waste with no tillage, no planting, no tending, no care. It’s a mystery to me, and to agronomists I’ve shown this to. Click below to see what I mean.

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