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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: ALL/ Yield green 24-90, dry 5-18/ Broadcast
DAYS TO MATURITY: varies
SEED CODE: O
SEEDS PER PACKET: 4400
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 65F
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/4 - 1/2"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring or Fall
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Broadcast in Fall (before soil gets cold) for Spring harvesting. It will do well in most garden soils. For best growth & production soak the seeds overnight, than inoculate the seed before planting. Cover the seed with 1/4" of soil, and keep moist until germinated. Tolerates cold, heat, drought, and poor soil. Hardy to zone 4 (-30 to -20 F).
BOTANICAL NAME: Vicia villosa
DESCRIPTION: ?Best for cold climates - if established in the
fall, the land will be completely covered and protected from
wind and water erosion by winter - surviving temperatures to
25 below zero (Zone 4) by going dormant like winter wheat.
Not as vigorous in milder climates but still gives high yields
of cover, compost, or pasture if allowed to fully mature.
Accepts low-fertility but must be well-drained.