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Cover Crop Hairy Vetch, Vicia villosa 1 Pound Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds

Cover Crop Hairy Vetch, Vicia villosa 1 Pound Organic Seeds by David’s Garden Seeds

Cover Crop Hairy Vetch, Vicia villosa 1 Pound Organic Seeds by David's Garden Seeds

  • Days to Maturity: 30 to 300
  • Non-GMO, easy to grow and hand packed in the United States
  • When sown in late summer, regrowth in spring is vigorous and nitrogen-producing, for tilling in before planting the spring garden crop
  • Typical nitrogen produced is 110 pounds per acre
  • Germination rate: 70%

Short-term, legume green manure for nitrogen fixation.

Sow spring to late summer with or without grain, grass, or field peas. When sown late summer, spring regrowth is vigorous and nitrogen-producing, for tilling in before planting the spring garden crops. Typical nitrogen produced is 110 lbs./acre. This rapid spring growth also makes it a good weed suppressant. Hairy vetch prefers well-drained soils with a Ph of 6.0-7.0, and will do poorly in clay or wet fields. It will do well in soils too acidic for many clovers and alfalfas. May have some allopathic properties, so it is best to allow 2-3 week between incorporating and seeding of small-seeded crops.Selected hardy strain is widely adapted and withstands all but severe winters if sown in late summer or fall. Sow at 1 lb./1,000 sq.ft. (40 lb./acre) with rye or oats. Inoculate for best performance. Blue label/Certified seed. Organically grown. Avg. 11,400 seeds/lb. David’s Garden Seeds is a Veteran owned business that has been offering quality products since 2009.

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  1. William D Osborn III says:
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    the best, August 6, 2013
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    These sprout so fast that you think they’re weeds! I have vetch everywhere now which is great consider I was planting it for the bees. These seeds are perfect and I’d buy them again.

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  2. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Already growing beautifully., August 17, 2013
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    They were very good quality seeds they sprouted in just a couple of days.I can’t wait to see my bank in bloom. I go to other surrounding towns, and see crown vetch on the road side in many of them.

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