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GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: W/ Matures 14/ Spacing 5-9"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 500
SOURCE CODE: GB
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION:
PLANTING DEPTH: lightly covered
WHEN TO PLANT: Late Spring, Summer
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: This tiny seed should probably be started in flats and transplanted out when 2-3 inches tall, since the seedlings will look like grass and be difficult to distinguish from weeds. Plant seedlings 5-9" apart in late Spring in a sunny warm place.
BOTANICAL NAME: Eragrostis tef
DESCRIPTION: The smallest food grain in the world, teff is a staple for much of Africa, especially Ethiopia, where it is used to make enjera, a fermented, pancake-like bread. It’s also used for hay and forage and in a fermented beer-like drink. Its graceful leaves and heads are a beautiful addition to the garden.