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Organic Common Vetch - Raw Seed
(lb)

A Cover Crop with High Nectar Content for Bees

Item Number: SCL604

$2.79

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.79

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Description

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Vicia sativa Cool season legume cover crop.

Attracts and feeds beneficial insects not only with its blossoms but also with extra-floral nectaries. Produces more nectar than Purple or Lana vetch.

  • Application Rate: 1-3 lb/1000 sq ft or 40-60 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant
  • Germination: 5-10 Days
  • Plant Height: 3'
  • Uses: Valued for hay and forage because of its high protein content and good palatability, attracts beneficial insects, green manure, weed competition.
  • Facts to Note: Tolerates light mowing or grazing. Similar in habit to Purple or Lana Vetch but lower-yielding and less expensive. Hardy to 0°F.

Features

  • Adds Significant Organic Matter
  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Cold Hardy, Down to 25 °F
  • Easily Established
  • Fixes Nitrogen
  • Good for Forage/Hay
  • Good for Weed Competition
  • Helps Control Erosion
  • Loosens Heavy Soils
  • Somewhat Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Mowing/Grazing

Characteristics

Life Cycle Annual Plant Height Tall, over 36"
Organic Status Certified Organic Product Planting Time Fall
Seed Variety Single
Life Cycle Annual
Plant Height Tall, over 36"
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Planting Time Fall
Seed Variety Single

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 1.10 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 5"W x 1.5"H

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