Plant Care Garden Vetch

Garden Vetch

Also known as

Common Vetch


Vicia sativa

How to care for Garden Vetch


How often to water your Garden Vetch

Water needs for Garden Vetch
0.5 cups
every 9

Garden Vetch needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Garden Vetch

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Garden Vetch in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Garden Vetch: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Garden Vetch love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Garden Vetch does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Garden Vetch

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Garden Vetch: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Garden Vetch after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Garden Vetch is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Garden Vetch

Garden Vetch

Garden Vetch

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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