How to use Vetches in a sentence
Clover, lucerne and sainfoin make up the bulk of artificial pasturage, while vetches, crimson clover and cabbage are the other chief forage crops.
The temporary includes vetches, pulse, lupine, clover and trifolium; and the perennial, meadow-trefoil, lupinella, sulla (fledysarum coronarium), lucerne and darnel.
The Emilian region is one where regular rotations are best observeda common shift being grain, maize, clover, beans and vetches, &c., grain, which has the disadvantage of the grain crops succeeding, each other.
Lupine, beans, peas and vetches were grown for fodder, and meadows, often artificially watered, supplied hay.
Either let the land lie fallow every other year or else let spelt follow pulse, vetches or lupine.Advertisement
In addition to the cereals, beans, peas and vetches were grown to some extent.
Whatever the specific rotation, there may in practice be deviations from the plan of retaining on the farm the whole of the root-crops, the straw of the grain crops and the leguminous fodder crops (clover, vetches, sainfoin, &c.) for the production of meat or milk, and, coincidently, for that of manure to be returned to the land.
Lastly there is a form " soil," used by agriculturists, of the feeding and fattening of cattle with green food such as vetches.
The plants most frequently used are white mustard, rape, buckwheat, spurry, rye, and several kinds of leguminous plants, especially vetches, lupins and serradella.
On the light, poor sands of Saxony Herr Schultz, of Lupitz, made use of serradella, yellow lupins and vetches as green manures for enriching the land in humus and nitrogen, and found the addition of potash salts and phosphates very profitable for the subsequent growth of potatoes and wheat.Advertisement
To a less extent vetches are grown for the same purpose- -
The staple crop is barley, but wheat, lentils, vetches, flax and gourds are also cultivated.
That the Leguminosae (a group of plants including peas, beans, vetches, lupins, &c.) play a special part in agriculture was known even to the ancients and was mentioned by Pliny (Historia Naturalis, viii.).
And then there are the purple blue vetches that are a pleasure to the eye at this time of year.
It is whitish in color, and laid singly on the underside of leaves of various vetches and trefoils.Advertisement
To the former belong the ordinary leguminous crops - the clovers, beans, peas, vetches or tares, sainfoin, lucerne, for example - which obtain their nitrogen from the air, and are independent of the application of nitrogenous manures, whilst in their roots they accumulate a store of nitrogen which will ultimately become available for future crops of other kinds.
Smother crops of maize, vetches or mustard will assist in choking out the weed.
Winter vetches are up in some places, and look very well.