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Item Number: SCL616

Organic Hairy Vetch - Raw Seed (lb)

Organic Hairy Vetch - Raw Seed (lb)

Best Vetch for Cold Climates

Vicia villosa Cool season legume cover crop.

Best of all vetches for cold climates. Tolerates temperatures below 0°F if planted early enough to get established, and goes dormant in cold weather making most of its growth in late spring. For this reason, in milder climates it is not as vigorous as other vetches but can still give high yields if allowed to fully mature in late May.

  • Application Rate: 1 lb/1000 sq ft or 30-40 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant (sold separately)
  • Germination: 5-10 Days
  • Plant Height: 2 - 3'
  • Uses: Green manure, weed competition, erosion control
  • Facts to Note: Tolerates cold temperatures if well established
USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for Organic Hairy Vetch - Raw Seed (lb)
Buy 10 for $5.75 each
Buy 50 for $2.75 each
$5.75
/Lb Discount applied. Offer ends soon.

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Description

Vicia villosa Cool season legume cover crop.

Best of all vetches for cold climates. Tolerates temperatures below 0°F if planted early enough to get established, and goes dormant in cold weather making most of its growth in late spring. For this reason, in milder climates it is not as vigorous as other vetches but can still give high yields if allowed to fully mature in late May.

  • Application Rate: 1 lb/1000 sq ft or 30-40 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant (sold separately)
  • Germination: 5-10 Days
  • Plant Height: 2 - 3'
  • Uses: Green manure, weed competition, erosion control
  • Facts to Note: Tolerates cold temperatures if well established

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 1.1 lb

Dimensions: 8.0"L x 5.0"W x 1.5"H

Features

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

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product

Use Instructions

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Customer Reviews

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Harry Vandersnatch
Would you prefer bald vetch?

I am here to clear the air on the inaccurate reviews. Hairy is not gross, it is simply a word to suggest the presence of hair. Remember kids, use your brain for good!
p.s. I also prefer bald vetch but I do not discriminate.

j
josiebishop
Great price

Good price for large amount of product.

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Hairy...what?
Gross Name, awesome product

Ordered this to try to correct a novice mistake (bare garden ground over winter + no til gardening!) -- We planted it just as directed, filling in some bare spots around some peppers that we've (desperately) planted in the hopes of the garden producing SOMETHING this year -- within about 3 days we had a very pretty ground cover, 2 weeks later, our "Desperation plants" are thriving! This plant does have a gross sounding name, but it's working like magic.

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