Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) - 100 Seeds

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Hairy Vetch (Vicia villosa) is a nitrogen-fixing legume that thrives in acidic soils and light shade. This lanky and sprawling plant is perfect for mulching and can be mowed down in spring for an extra boost of nitrogen. It's an amazing pollinator plant as well, making it a valuable addition to your garden.

•Annual
•Plant height: 2-4 feet
•Days to maturity: 90-100 days
•USDA Zones: 3-9

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS (Included on packet):
Sow Hairy Vetch seeds as early as the ground can be worked and on into late spring. Sow again in late summer for a fall crop. Plant seeds 5-10mm (¼-½") deep. For nitrogen fixation, allow plants to reach the flowering stage. We recommend cutting the abundant vegetation and leaving it on the soil as a mulch against weeds, to retain moisture, and provide insect habitat. Alternatively, work the long vines and their roots into the soil with a garden fork.