organic seeds for

growers' success
Premium organic seeds
100% organic, GMO-free
Fast delivery within Europe
Wikke - Groenbemester – Vicia sativa

Common vetch - Green manure

Vicia sativa


Common Vetch is a quick-growing green manure that forms a lot of plant mass. The strong roots of this nitrogen fixing plant loosen the soil nicely. It is a very important plant for bees and other pollinators.

Read full description



Please select volume
Shipment within 3-4 working days
Full traceability
High quality seeds

Common vetch is a fast-growing annual green manure that creates a lot of plant mass. Vetch is a member of the legume family (Leguminosae). These profusely flowering plants are very important for bees and other pollinators. They can also absorb nitrogen from the air and improve the soil structure with their strong rooting. The crop dies in winter.

Common vetch does not cover the soil completely, so sowing this green manure won’t be effective in suppressing weeds. One solution is to mix in other seeds such as sunflower or winter rye.

Common vetch also performs well in mixtures. A good example is vetch with black oats. These two species complement one another in terms of their nitrogen consumption. Together they make additional nitrogen available for the next crop.

Sow: May-mid September
Soil: suitable for all soil types

Quick facts
Position    :   Zon
Seed type    :   Open pollinated variety
Seed weight    :   18 seeds per gram
Plant spacing    :   15x5 cm
EAN code    :   8717202606320
Packet size    :   125x153 mm
Content 1 packet (Dutch)    :   75 gram (for min. 7 m2)