Hairy Vetch Seed - Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) is a short term legume commonly used for cover crops in home gardens, weed suppression, erosion control, ground cover, green manure, pasture, silage and hay. When planted alone as a winter cover crop in annual vegetable rotations, it can provide as much as 110 lbs. of nitrogen per acre to a following spring crop.
Hairy vetch is a hardy, viny, annual or biennial legume, attaining a height of 24 inches when planted alone and higher when planted with a tall companion crop that provides structural support for climbing. Hairy Vetch can thrive in acid soils where clover and alfalfa do not grow well.
Seed Rate: 40-50 lbs per acre; 1 1/4 lbs. per sq. ft.
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
Planting Time: Fall-Spring
Inoculant Required: EL Type Inoculant