Vicia faba. Fava Beans Organic cover crop seeds produce hardy annual, upright plants. This small-seeded broad bean is a popular nitrogen fixer. The large brittle plants work in easily with front end tillers, or can be cut and composted. Turn plants in before the seeds start forming, 2-3 weeks before you want to plant in that spot. Seed 5cm (2") deep, 5cm (2") apart, in rows 30cm (12") apart or broadcast and till in. Fava beans can be started as early as the end of January, or as late as early November. Plants grow slowly, and are hardy down to Zone 7: -17°C (0°F). Use 57kg (125 lbs) per acre. 500g covers 385 ft.
- Hardy annual
- Popular nitrogen fixer
- Work in easily with front end tillers
- 500g covers 385 ft
- Certified organic seeds
How To Grow
Cover cropping is a seasonal process in every well-managed sustainable garden or farm. Planting cover crop seeds is easy. Useful in weed suppression, they are important in building soil structure and add nutrients and organic matter to soils. Many of the cover crops we sell not only perform all those useful functions within your growing space but also serve to support beneficial insect populations and provide a secondary harvest of grain, if you choose to allow the crops to go to seed. Just follow this handy How to Grow Cover Crops from seed guide below.