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Organic Vetch Seed

Organic Vetch Seed
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Vetch (Vicia sativa) is a short lived nitrogen fixing legume that competes well with weeds by forming a dense canopy quickly. Important green manure and fodder crop. More details below.Organic Vetch Vicia Sativa


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Organic Vetch Seed (Vicia sativa)

Sow months:  March to September    Kg/ha: 80-100 kg    1kg covers: 100m²

  • N-fixer.
  • Produces a lot of bulky foliage that suppresses weeds.
  • Will add organic matter and improves the texture of the soil.
  • Grows best with a support plant - e.g. Phacelia, Sunflower, Westerwolds or Rye. 
  • Will attract bees if allowed to flower. 
  • Crop residues are succulent and decompose quickly.
  • Best not to top as it does not recover well from cutting.
  • Allelopathic effect - be careful if planning on direct sowing crops after incorporation.

How to sow green manures –

  • Prepare a reasonable seed bed.
  • Broadcast you seeds.
  • If you have a large area to cover it is a good idea to divide the seed and the land into 4 parts to avoid running out of seed.
  • Rake in and water if soil is dry.
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