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candyinpok
Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2009
12:07 PM

Post #6625595

I've been struggling to understand this concept of late. This article was a big help. Have you read anything about Hairy Vetch and Tomatoes? Or Hairy Vetch as a winter cover crop?

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 1, 2009
12:16 PM

Post #6625619

Isn't Hairy Vetch highly invasive, or is it Crown Vetch? One of them is invasive and the other is a good winter cover crop and I always get them mixed up.

I haven't come across anything about tomatoes with either one. Sorry.
candyinpok
Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
(Zone 5b)

June 5, 2009
10:38 PM

Post #6647624

Here's a link to the article I read. It's definitely Crown Vetch that's the invasive. It has a different pedigree than the Hairy Vetch although the Hairy Vetch will self seed, it doesn't have the tenacious rhizomes that the Crown Vetch has. The Poughkeepsie Farm Project also uses Hairy Vetch I've discovered and they plow it in in the spring.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080405095039.htm
VeraLenora
Scottville, MI

September 30, 2011
1:25 PM

Post #8830703

http://fis.msue.msu.edu/extension_documents/Coated_Alfalfa_Seed.htm

Article from Michigan State University extension, about pelletizing alfalfa seed with a combination of Rhizobia, lime, and maybe pesticide as the farmer chooses.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

September 30, 2011
2:23 PM

Post #8830771

Interesting, Thanks

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