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Questions About Crown Vetch

Asked by
mr shovel on
March 1, 2012
cedar grove, new jersey

Q. Hairy vetch cover crop

In fall I planted hairy vetch, a cover crop for my vegetable garden. This spring, do I just turn over the hairy vetch plant back into the garden soil?

Answered by
Heather on
March 4, 2012
Certified Expert
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Yes, this is the best way to get the nutrients back out of your cover crop.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 24, 2018

Q. Planting crown vetch on a steep slope

I have a slip at my house and I would like to know how to soy crown vetch on a steep slope and have it stick to the ground, instead of the crown vetch rolling to the bottom of the hill?

Answered by
MichiganDot on
August 24, 2018
A.

Try something like a straw blanket with netting. Here is an example: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hanes-Geo-Components-112-5-ft-x-96-in-Straw-Biodegradable-Single-Net-Blanket/3316406

Check your state for rules on planting crown vetch. It is an invasive species and some states list it as restricted. https://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_cova2.pdf

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