Vigorous crop praised for its winter hardiness and N-fixation.
Vetch can add 3,000-4,000 lbs of organic matter per acre. Best sown in fall, it tolerates acidic and low-fertility soils but requires good drainage. Pair with winter rye for overwintering cover; will regrow vigorously in the spring (mix also available). Seeding rate: 30-40 lbs/acre, 1 lb/1000 sq ft.