Rye, Winter (Secale cereal) Seeds, Organic
Family: Grass (Poaceae)
Hardy to Zone 5, otherwise grown as a summer annual
Rye is the oldest domesticated crop, with archaeological evidence dating back to the Paleolithic. It was probably first used for making beer, then for making bread. Ideally, the soil should be tilled or turned and the seed scattered over the surface, raked in, tamped, and kept moist until germination. One or two fall rains will suffice in getting the stand started. Unlike most politicians, rye does well in any soil, rich or poor. It even does well on clay, and improves the soil by means of added biomass (like growing compost in-situ). Provides excellent winter forage for chickens and ruminants. Will keep the garden covered and protected through the winter. In the spring, mow down the grass, then turn the soil or till again, thereby incorporating the carbon. This is the stuff good gardens are made of.
A packet contains 500 seeds and covers 10 square feet.
Certified Organically Grown