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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: C/ Matures 17 (overwintered)/ Harvest 0-4/ Yield 4-24 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/ Spacing 5"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 1200
SOURCE CODE: O
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 40F
PLANTING DEPTH: ˝"
WHEN TO PLANT: Fall
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Sow in cool weather; stands heat fairly well. Dig under when 9" tall if used as green manure. Does well in most soils not too acidic/alkaline. If growing as a grain plant seed 5" apart & let mature over a 4-6 month period. Harvest when heads are dry and golden. Its grains are nutritious and its stalks good for the compost pile's all-important carbon.
BOTANICAL NAME: Secale cereale
DESCRIPTION: Fall planted variety. Can grow up to 8 feet tall - may need stakes and strings for support. It is an excellent producer of compost material and grain. Rye is also an outstanding weed suppressing cover crop. This very easy to grow grain is very tolerant of most conditions.