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Vetch Seeds

Vicia Sativa
Fetch, fetches, fitches, lintels, lints, tare, spring vetch

Pretty purple flowers that love to clamber amidst the grasses. It is good at nitrogen-fixing and is extremely competitive against weed suppression, forming an aggressive canopy rapidly on heavier soils, but avoid acid or dry soils.

A member of the pea family (legumes), Common vetch is able to make its own nitrates, a special nutrient essential for healthy plant growth. This makes it useful as a soil-fertilising plant and it is also often used as livestock fodder. It grows well on grassland, farmland, waste ground and roadside verges, as well as in coastal habitats, such as sand dunes. Groups of one or two pink flowers appear between May and September.


net weight: 10g

Average height: 50 to 100cm
Aspect: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained chalk, loam and sand
Sowing period: March-May or July-September
Flowering period: Spring / summer
Colour: Pinky-purple

Did you know?
As a member of the legume family, which includes Broad beans, Garden peas and pulses, it's no surprise that archaeologists have found evidence to suggest that ancient people used to eat Common vetch.

Our packaging is made from FSC recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly inks. The seed bags are waxed paper or compostable starch to keep seeds in the best condition during storage.

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