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Wholesale and bulk seeds available. ~1,250 seeds\/oz.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRead more about Cover Crops:\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/cover-crop\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e Get Your Free Cover Crop Growing Guide!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Organic Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eVicia villosa\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCommon Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e Winter Vetch, Fodder Vetch, Sand Vetch\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHairy Vetch Hardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e Perennial to zones 1-7, Annual cover crop\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 80-90 days (longer when left to germinate over winter)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHairy Vetch Seeding Rate:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1-2 lb per 1000 sq. ft\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeed Planting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e Broadcasting directly and lightly tamp into soil\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Organic hairy vetch seeds will quickly mature into a 6-8 foot long vining crop that produces small stalks of tubular dicentra-like blooms\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHairy Vetch Soil Benefits:\u003c\/strong\u003e Converts nitrogen back into the soil, while roots loosen soil to improve tilth, drainage, and weeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrow Temp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60-75° F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGarden Light Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/Diseases\/Troubleshooting:\u003c\/strong\u003e Non-GMO \u003cem\u003eVicia villosa\u003c\/em\u003e is an organic hardy cover crop with no serious pests or diseases, grown for its especially high tolerance to cold\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eColor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Classically light green field greens with lavender and purple tubular blooms\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHairy Vetch Cover Crop Mow:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual organic hairy vetch cover crop is best if mowed down once plant reaches 50% bloom, before vetch goes to seeding\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Organic Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Garden Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO organic hairy vetch is most commonly seeded as an annual cover crop sown in early fall to overwinter and be harvested the following grow season. 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Open-pollinated hairy vetch seeds are intended for full sun outdoor sowing, broadcast and lightly rake and tamp in loamy, average, well-drained garden soil in full sun. Vetch seeds germinate in 7-14 days and mature into a 6-8 long vining tendril plant. If grown as a cover crop, allow annual organic hairy vetch seeds to grow without thinning or trellis support. Non-GMO \u003cem\u003eVicia villosa\u003c\/em\u003e is a hardy cover crop with no serious pests or diseases and is so tenacious that it is considered an invasive species throughout much of the United States and Europe. Annual hairy vetch cover crop is best if mowed down once plant reaches 50% bloom, before vetch goes to seeding.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe oldest heirloom vetch known, bitter vetch, was found to be cultivated nearly 10,000 years ago in Neolithic sites in Bulgaria and Hungary. Vetch was once harvested and milled into bread, until custom saw it unfit for human consumption and relegated it to be an exclusive livestock fodder. Although still a popular foraging crop, open-pollinated heirloom vetch has recently experienced a resurgence as a vital cover crop and companion plant. Native to most of Europe, more than half of the world's commercial hairy vetch crop still is grown and cultivated in Europe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eOrganic Hairy Vetch Benefits\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO hairy vetch is seeded in the fall to be mulched back into the soil in the spring as an organic green manure. Like many other legumes, organic hairy vetch is a robust nitrogen-fixing cover crop that converts nitrogen from the atmosphere back into the soil. Hairy vetch seeds grow dense, fibrous roots able to suppress and minimze weeds while breaking up clay and heavy soils in only a single growing season. Not only can heirloom hairy vetch be tilled into an organic biomass dense in phosphorus and potassium, but it is known to convert more nitrogen back into the soil than other legumes and cover crop grains. If annual growing vetch as an ornamental or perennial, consider trellising for support if in a smaller, compact grow space.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWholesale Organic Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Wholesale Seeds - Approximately 20,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 100,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 500,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO organic hairy vetch cover crop seeds are available for \u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e"}
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80-90 Days. Vicia villosa. Organic. Annual. Non-GMO. Such a vigorous annual cover crop that it is considered invasive in much of the United States, non-GMO hairy vetch is a European heirloom and one of the most popular restorative crops grown in the garden. Heirloom organic hairy vetch seeds are the most frost-hardy of commercially grown vetches, traditionally seeded in the autumn to overwinter and mulched back into the soil as a fertile springtime "green compost". Open-pollinated hairy vetch is a vining, trailing legume grown to soften and revitalize compact, deficient, uncultivated soils. Wholesale and bulk seeds available. ~1,250 seeds/oz.

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  • Latin Name: Vicia villosa
  • Common Names: Winter Vetch, Fodder Vetch, Sand Vetch
  • Hairy Vetch Hardiness Zones: Perennial to zones 1-7, Annual cover crop
  • Days to Maturity: 80-90 days (longer when left to germinate over winter)
  • Hairy Vetch Seeding Rate: 1-2 lb per 1000 sq. ft
  • Seed Planting Depth: Broadcasting directly and lightly tamp into soil
  • Growth Habit: Organic hairy vetch seeds will quickly mature into a 6-8 foot long vining crop that produces small stalks of tubular dicentra-like blooms
  • Hairy Vetch Soil Benefits: Converts nitrogen back into the soil, while roots loosen soil to improve tilth, drainage, and weeds
  • Grow Temp Preference: 60-75° F
  • Garden Light Preference: Full sun
  • Pests/Diseases/Troubleshooting: Non-GMO Vicia villosa is an organic hardy cover crop with no serious pests or diseases, grown for its especially high tolerance to cold
  • Color: Classically light green field greens with lavender and purple tubular blooms
  • Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Mow: Annual organic hairy vetch cover crop is best if mowed down once plant reaches 50% bloom, before vetch goes to seeding

About Organic Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Garden Seeds

Non-GMO organic hairy vetch is most commonly seeded as an annual cover crop sown in early fall to overwinter and be harvested the following grow season. Open-pollinated hairy vetch seeds are intended for full sun outdoor sowing, broadcast and lightly rake and tamp in loamy, average, well-drained garden soil in full sun. Vetch seeds germinate in 7-14 days and mature into a 6-8 long vining tendril plant. If grown as a cover crop, allow annual organic hairy vetch seeds to grow without thinning or trellis support. Non-GMO Vicia villosa is a hardy cover crop with no serious pests or diseases and is so tenacious that it is considered an invasive species throughout much of the United States and Europe. Annual hairy vetch cover crop is best if mowed down once plant reaches 50% bloom, before vetch goes to seeding.

The oldest heirloom vetch known, bitter vetch, was found to be cultivated nearly 10,000 years ago in Neolithic sites in Bulgaria and Hungary. Vetch was once harvested and milled into bread, until custom saw it unfit for human consumption and relegated it to be an exclusive livestock fodder. Although still a popular foraging crop, open-pollinated heirloom vetch has recently experienced a resurgence as a vital cover crop and companion plant. Native to most of Europe, more than half of the world's commercial hairy vetch crop still is grown and cultivated in Europe.

Organic Hairy Vetch Benefits

Non-GMO hairy vetch is seeded in the fall to be mulched back into the soil in the spring as an organic green manure. Like many other legumes, organic hairy vetch is a robust nitrogen-fixing cover crop that converts nitrogen from the atmosphere back into the soil. Hairy vetch seeds grow dense, fibrous roots able to suppress and minimze weeds while breaking up clay and heavy soils in only a single growing season. Not only can heirloom hairy vetch be tilled into an organic biomass dense in phosphorus and potassium, but it is known to convert more nitrogen back into the soil than other legumes and cover crop grains. If annual growing vetch as an ornamental or perennial, consider trellising for support if in a smaller, compact grow space.

Wholesale Organic Hairy Vetch Cover Crop Seeds Per Package:

  • 1 lb - Wholesale Seeds - Approximately 20,000 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 100,000 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 500,000 Seeds

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