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GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C/ Matures 16-18/ Harvest 0-4/ Yield grain 4-26, dry 12-72/ Spacing 5"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 100
SOURCE CODE: GB
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION:
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2"
WHEN TO PLANT: Fall
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Sow in cool weather; fall or very early spring. Dig under when 9" tall if used as green manure. Does well in most soils not too acidic/alkaline, establishing quickly to hold soil from erosion and wind with its huge root system. If growing as a 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 are goof for the compost pile's all important carbon! Covers 12 sq ft.
BOTANICAL NAME: X Triticosecale
DESCRIPTION: Fall planted. Medium in both size (5 ft)
and yield, but doesn't need full sun to do
it. This is a big breakthrough, because
virtually all grains need full sun all day to
be productive, even if the weather is hotter
than they like. You can give this one shade
to moderate the heat in a hot dry climate,
or use a space that otherwise could not