Vicia sativa

A nitrogen-fixing leguminous plant, sometimes used as green manure.
Common name : Vicia sativa
Scientific name : Vicia sativa
Family : Iridaceae
Category : Annual
Sun loving
Sun loving
Minimal water
Minimal water
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Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 7a
Height 15 - 100
pH 5 - 7

Sow my vicia sativa

Prepare the soil by breaking up the clods on the top of the soil, and push the coarser elements over to the edges with a rake. The smaller the seeds, the more you need to get a finer result. Sow seeds of less than 2mm in line or on the fly. For seeds between 2 and 4 mm, sow them in line with a few centimeters space in between. Finally, sow the large seeds in a heap: dig a little hole and put 2 to 5 seeds in it. Cover the seeds 2-3 times their height, add some sand if your soil is very heavy.

Water my vicia sativa

Water regulary in the fist weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top of the soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Remove my vicia sativa

At the end of the season, you can tear off this annual plant without any qualms: it will not grow again next year.

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