Common vetch

Common vetch- Vicia sativa - Zomerwikke - Sommerwicke - Vesce commune
Sowing rate
90-125 kg/ha
Season
Till mid autumn
Sowing depth
1-2 cm
Row distance
Like cereals
Fertilizer
Note
Annual

Common vetch is a nitrogen fixing leguminous plant and is often grown as gren manure or livestock fodder. It can be sown in spring or as late as mid-autumn. It is a deep rooting and fast growing plant, it is winter hardy and can be an effective weed suppresser. It produces considerable biomass and fixes large amounts of nitrogen. It is very suitable in game cover or flower mixtures.