Best vetch for cold climates survives temperatures to 25 below zero (zone 4).
Plant in late summer to fall for winter protection from erosion.
Accepts low-fertility but not flooding.
BOTANICAL NAME: Vicia villosa
Broadcast in autumn for spring harvesting. Does well in most garden soils. Plant early fall before soil gets cold. For best growth & production soak the seeds overnight, then inoculate the seed before planting. Cover the seed with ¼" of soil and keep moist until germinated. Tolerates cold, heat, drought, and poor soil. Hardy to zone 4 (-30 to -20).
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: ALL/Yield green 24-90, dry 5-18/Spacing broadcast
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bee Friendly