Oats Cover Crop Seed
Certified Organic Seed
Sow oats to smother weeds and grow your own mulch.
Oats are very effective in the spring as well, but need to be incorporated to kill the plant in the summer. Mow plant and incorporate with hand tools about 6 inches deep on a small scale, or use mechanical cultivation to incorporate on a larger scale.
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
|1/2 Pound||$3.95||In Stock|
|1 Pound||$5.95||In Stock|
|5 Pounds||$10.95||In Stock|
Sow oats in the spring, mid-summer or late summer! Oats need to be buried for best germination.
To broadcast: Prepare bed space by working soil well and raking the surface flat. Broadcast seeds evenly at 1 pound per 250 square feet. Using a rake or hoe, work oats in to a depth of 1/2-1" deep. Water in well.
To sow in rows: Sow as you would a direct sow crop, using a seeder or by making furrows. Sow about 1" deep, in rows spaced 8" apart.
Keep area well watered until oats sprout and put on a bit of growth.
Oats will winter kill. In the spring, when you are ready to plant into the bed, transplant through the oats, or incorporate the roots and plant matter well with a hoe or with mechanical tillage.
|Days to Germination||5 to 10 days|
|Days to Maturity||60 days|
|Planting Depth||1 inch|
|Spacing in Row||2 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||4 inches|
|Height at Maturity||12 to 18 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|