A hardy legume usually planted with winter rye to overwinter and plow in in the spring. Vigorous growth suppresses weeds, but large plants can be a problem to mow or plow. Turn under in the spring when the winter rye is 8"-12" tall or 2 weeks before planting the next crop. Vetch supplies 60-140#/acre of nitrogen and 4500#/acre of biomass, depending on its maturity when it is turned under. Its succulent vines decompose rapidly. Seed at 20-40#/acre or 1#/1000 sq. ft. Organic.
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