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GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: W, H/ 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: Makes a rich, whole-wheat type flour, and a nutty rich-tasting hot cereal. Also used for hay, forage and beer. Famously nutritious, easy to grow and thresh, with big yields: we got 2lbs in only 25 sq. ft..
Photos: First by Cynthia Raiser Jeavons,
Grain growing at Golden Rule Farm, Willits