Hairy Vetch, Legumes

Winter Cover Crops

Hairy Vetch, Legumes

Winter Cover Crops

When sown late summer, the Hairy Vetch spring regrowth is vigorous and nitrogen-producing, for tilling in before planting spring garden crops. You can sow with or without grain, grass or field peas! The typical nitrogen produced of this legume is 100 lbs. per acre. The Hairy Vetch has rapid growth that makes it a good weed suppressant. Uses: Bees & Beneficial Insects, Chicken Forage, Deer Attractant, Erosion Control, Forage, Green Manure, Nitrogen Fixation, No Till, Weed Suppression
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Product Details

Sub Type

Vetch

Botanical Name

Vicia villosa

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

32

Seeds Per Pound

14,200

Best Time To Sow

March-October

Broadcast Rate Per Acre

25-40 lbs.

Seeds Per Ounce

888

Breed

Open-pollinated

Life Cycle

Annual

Categories

Cover Crop

Days To Maturity (# Days)

60-300

Weight

1

Depth

1

Height

9

Width

6

Growing Instructions

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