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 weeks between incorporating and seeding of small-seeded crops. This selected hardy strain is widely adapted and withstands all but severe winters if sown in late summer or fall. David’s Garden Seeds is a Veteran owned business that has been offering quality seeds since 2009.
Heirloom Seed Product Features:
Short-term, legume green manure for nitrogen fixation
Seeds are Non-GMO and hand packed by David’s Garden Seeds in the United States of America
About 12000 seeds
Great for controlling erosion, adding organic matter, enhancing soil life, and suppressing weeds
Germination rate about 80% or better
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