Hairy Vetch Cover Crop
Certified Organic Seed
Suppress weeds, add nitrogen with this speedy grower!
Sow by early fall (September in zone 5) for plants that will over winter and put on lush growth in early spring. Seed a nurse crop such as oats for better winter survival.
Garden Pack: 1/8 pound, sows roughly 125 square feet
Homestead Pack: ¼ pound, sows roughly 300 square feet
Farm Pack: 1 pound, sows roughly 2,000 square feet
|2 Ounces||$4.95||In Stock|
|4 Ounces||$5.95||Out of Stock|
|1 Pound||$10.95||Out of Stock|
Sow in spring, or in late summer through early fall.
To broadcast: Spread evenly on a well-prepared bed and hoe in to a depth of 1 inch.
To sow in rows: Sow seeds 1 inch deep, 3 inches apart, in rows spaced 3 inches apart, and cover well.
Mow hairy vetch just as blooming begins, for optimal nitrogen fixation, and to ensure that the plants die before setting seed, as vetch can become a weed if allowed to re-seed.The mowed plants can be left in place as a natural mulch for no-till planting, or incorporated into the soil for organic matter.
|Days to Germination||7 to 14 days|
|Days to Maturity||60-300 days|
|Planting Depth||1 inch|
|Spacing in Row||3 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||3 inches|
|Height at Maturity||30 inches|
|Width at Maturity||sprawling vines up to 12'|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|