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Hairy Vetch Winter Cover Crop Seeds - 25 Lbs Bulk - Field & Pasture Legume Cover Crop Seed

Hairy Vetch is a legume that is widely used by growers in the United States as a winter cover crop, as it is both winter hardy and can fix as much as 200 lb/acre of atmospheric nitrogen. Gardeners often plant hairy vetch seeds as a cover crop (a nitrogen-fixing legume) as a companion plant to tomatoes, as an alternative to rotating crops in small growing areas. When it is time to plant tomatoes in the spring, the hairy vetch is cut to the ground and the tomato seedlas. When it is time to plant tomatoes in the spring, the hairy vetch is cut to the ground and the tomato seedlings are planted in holes dug through the matted residue and stubble. The hairy vetch vegetation provides both nitrogen and an instant mulch that preserves moisture and keeps weeds from sprouting. As a cover crop, plant the Hairy Vetch seeds at 20 - 40 pounds per acre. read more

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