- After you prepare a seed bed in your future tomato plot, plant the vetch, either by broadcasting or in shallow furrows at the rate of an ounce of seed per 10 square feet.
- Buckwheat, mustard, rape, or fast-growing legumes, such as vetches or crimson clover, can be used.
- Plant vetch and winter rye as a cover crop on bare soil and protect remaining produce with row cover as October frosts approach.
- Sometimes, instead of a multi-year hayfield, Moyer will just use hairy vetch or a vetch / oats mix as a cover crop between the summer wheat harvest and corn planting the following spring.
- My vetch and oat cover crops look like they'll make it into the winter with sufficient growth to survive the cold.