crown vetch - Knowledgebase Question

Clairton, Pe
Question by lartman3
June 30, 2010
How do I go about getting crown vetch started on a hill behind my property?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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Crown vetch can can be invasive and is on the invasive species list in some states (although not, as far as I know, in PA). It can be difficult to get rid of once it's established, so be sure you really want it before you plant it. It's best use is as an erosion control on steep slopes. It is planted from seed at the rate of one pound per 100 square feet. You do need to prepare a seedbed, but it can be rough and full of clods. Just scatter the seeds on the soil and keep it moist until it sprouts. If you are starting with seedlings, space them 2 feet apart for quick coverage.

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