Hairy Vetch is a vigorous annual legume crop used for fixing nitrogen, biomass production and enhancing organic matter. It’s an excellent choice for green manure.
Seeding Rate: 45 Lbs. per acre / 1 Lb. per 1000 Sq.ft. Seed Depth:1/4 inch. Planting Time: Spring or Fall pH:6-7
Type:winter annual or summer annual legume Roles:N source, weed suppressor, topsoil conditioner, reduce erosion Mix with:small grains, field peas, bell beans, crimson clover, buckwheat
Few legumes match hairy vetch for spring residue production or nitrogen contribution. Widely adapted and winter hardy through Hardiness Zone 4 and into Zone 3 (with snow cover), hairy vetch is a top N provider in temperate and subtropical regions.