(Vicia villosa) Annual legume grown on viney, tendrilled plants with attractive, purple flowers. High protein seed. Self-seeding. Commonly used as a fodder crop or for green manure adding nitrogen & organic matter to the soil & supressing weeds, as well as attracting beneficial insects to the garden. May be combined with oats for support.
Easy to grow - will grow in most soil types. Does not tolerate waterlogging.
Best sown in Autumn, Winter & Spring.
Broadcast at a rate of 5-10kg/ha or 2g/sqm
Smaller packets are ideal for the home garden.
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