Winter Rye Cover Crop Seed

Certified Organic Seed

S. cereale

Amazing soil building capabilities.

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


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1 Pound $5.95 In Stock
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Sow winter rye seed September-October in a well-prepared bed. To broadcast: Spread seeds evenly over the surface, spaced roughly 1 inch apart on all sides. Bury 1-2 inches deep by raking or hoeing in.
To sow in rows: Sow in rows spaced 8" apart, about 1 inch deep.
Water well, and keep watered until germination.
In late spring

Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 200 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 4 inches
Spacing Between Rows 8 inches
Height at Maturity 30 inches
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun

Tags: Cover Crops

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