Winter Rye

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Winter Rye

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Winter Rye (Secale cereale) is an extremely hardy winter crop that adds organic matter to the soil and prevents erosion. Usually survives winter and continues to protect soil into spring.

Winter-hardy and drought-tolerant cover crops can help cover the soil of your home garden beds during the off season. We've included enough seed in one packet to cover an 8' x 4' garden bed. Improving soil health through cover crop planting is an easy and low cost way of maintaining your garden from year to year. Large, premium seed packets give instructions on how to grow and when to plant outdoors

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This packet contains enough seed to plant an 8' x 4' bed. Early spring or early fall, broadcast seeds evenly. Rake 1" deep into soil. For green manure, mow down or till and fully incorporate into soil at least a month before sowing new crops. To harvest grains and berries, harvest after seeds have fully dried.

Days to germination 5-10
Planting depth 1-2"
Plant Spacing 2-3"
Soil Temperature 45-65° F
Light Requirements Full Sun

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