DESCRIPTION :Fall-planted. Excellent producer of compost materialand grain. Outstanding weed-suppressing cover crop. Very tall (to 8')-put stakes and string around the bed for support. Easy to grow, takes difficult conditions.
BOTANICAL NAME : Secale cereal
DAYS TO MATURITY : 119 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 1200, covers 100 square feet
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-14
WHEN TO PLANT: Fall or early winter
PLANTING DEPTH: 1-1.5"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Sow in cool weather; stands heat fairly well. Dug under when 9" tall if used as green manure. Does well in most soils not too acidic/alkaline. If growing asa grain plant seed 5" apart and 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.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 17 (overwintered)/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 4-24, dry biomass 12-72/Spacing 5"