Vigorous, cold hardy rye has amazing soil building capabilities. Sow September-October. It begins growing during the cold months, and puts on thick, green growth in the early spring. A great crop to increase organic matter. Rye does not winter kill and must be mown in the spring at flowering, and then incorporated to kill the roots. Use hand tools on a small scale, but mechanical cultivation is recommended on larger plantings. Rye makes a great mulch as well. Scythe the tops down at flowering and let dry in the sun, then use as straw mulch. The timing works well to sow rye in a place your will be planting in late spring or early summer.
Garden Pack: 1/2 pound, sows roughly 125 square feet
Homestead Pack: 1 pound, sows roughly 250-300 square feet
Farm Pack: 5 pounds, sows roughly 1,500 square feet