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Organic Common Vetch - Raw Seed (lb) - SCL604

Organic Common Vetch - Raw Seed (lb) Organic Common Vetch - Raw Seed (lb)
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A Cover Crop with High Nectar Content for Bees

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.

  • Item Model Number: SCL604
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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