The quick and convenient step by step guide to growing your Utah Sweetvetch Seeds!
Utah Sweetvetch develops showy, deep pink flower clusters that bloom above lush leguminous leaves. Utah Sweetvetch is a native semi-desert plant that makes a great addition to a perennial bed, especially in areas with a lot of heat and drought. This native legume has a number of practical uses including erosion control, soil improvement, and forage.
How to Grow Utah Sweetvetch from Seed!
# 1 | The day before you plant on planting your Utah sweetvetch, pour 180 degree F water over your Utah sweetvetch seeds. Allow your Utah sweetvetch seeds to soak overnight, this will soften the seed coat and speed germination.
#2 | Sow your Utah sweetvetch seeds 1/4" deep and keep the soil consistently moist until germination which should occur in 20-30 days.
#3 | Water your Utah sweetvetch seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought well, but will perform better if watered in extended periods of dry weather.
#4 | Because of the extensive root system that Utah sweetvetch grows, your plant will develop rather slowly and may not bloom until its third or fourth year of growth.