For best success, inoculate hairy vetch seeds with a "Pea/Lentil/Vetch" rhizobium inoculant available online. Store the inoculant in the refrigerator and replace it every several years.
Inoculate your seeds just prior to planting. To inoculate your Hairy Vetch seeds: Drop a couple drops of water on the seeds and shake or stir to disperse water. Sprinkle a bit of inoculant on the seeds and shake or stir to distribute the inoculant. Your seeds are now ready to be sown.
Direct sow from 3/15-9/30. Plant 1/2“ deep, 4 inches apart in each direction for full cover. Fall/late summer plantings will overwinter and grow vigorously in spring, suppressing weeds.
Till under during flowering stage for best nitrogren fixation, or cut down and add to compost piles (or leave as mulch). Will re-seed.