Sets more nitrogen than other cover
crops. Sow 2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Soil Preference: Till soil so that after seed is sown, seed can be raked into the top 1/4" of finely worked soil. (A leaf rake works better for this purpose than a garden rake, but either will do.) Watering will hasten germination.
Germination: 10 - 14 days. Ideal temperature for germination is about 68 degrees F. If the soil temperature is too cold, the seed will not germinate. Plant vetch 30 to 45 days before killing frost for winter annual management.