• 3712
    • Organic Hairy Vetch Cover Crop - 1/2 lb
    • $14.95
      3+ $12.95

Organic Hairy Vetch Cover Crop


Sets more nitrogen than other cover crops!

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Product Details

This is our most popular cover crop. Sow in fall at 2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. In the North it may also be sown in the spring. This cover crop is winter hardy. When turned under, the leaves of Hairy Vetch are a reliable nitrogen fixer for all regions of the U.S. The leaves of Hairy Vetch have a higher percentage of nitrogen than all of the other legumes available. 1/2 lb.

  • 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.
  • Comments: Our most popular cover crop. In the North, sow in spring or fall at 2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. In the South, sow in fall. Leaves have higher percentage of nitrogen than all other legumes. Winter-hardy, reliable nitrogen fixer all over the U.S. In north, sow in spring or fall at rate of two lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. In the south, sow in the fall. Either hand broadcast or use a cyclone type spreader. Try to avoid over-seeding. Seed sown too thickly will compete against itself and will not produce as much top growth as seeding more sparingly, according to seed rate recommendations.
    • 3712
    • Organic Hairy Vetch Cover Crop - 1/2 lb
    • $14.95
      3+ $12.95