Wednesday, August 18, 2010

~ Red Clover ( Trifolium pratense )

Harvesting Red Clover


I always harvest my clover when it's bloom is fully open and the blossom is pinkish/purple in color. From everything I've read and studied about red clover , that's when you harvest. The blooms are probably lacking in minerals or medicinal properties if they have already dried out. You have know way of knowing how long they've been dried out. But I wonder why it's called red clover , it's not red at all.


Here's a good read on harvesting and drying your clover
~ http://www.ehow.com/how_5111232_dry-dehydrate-red-clover.html ~. Your clover should be purple in color after it has dried. Hope this helps answer your questions.
~ Herbal Blessings ~
JoyceAnn


3 comments:

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Thanks JoyceAnn!!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Ninnie said...

Here in South Alabama we have some that is red. Might not be true red clover but it is very red. Hmmmm now I want to check this out. Love Hugs and Blessings

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Ninnie ~ You probably have crimson clover growing there. I've never seen crimson clover growing here. You should check-out the health benefits of red clover , you may might want to start drinking the tea.

~ Be Blessed ~