Winter Wheat

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Greater nitrogen to carbon ration when tilled under
    • Will produce hard wheat kernels if left to mature
    • Use 30-60kg per acre
    • Open-pollinated seeds

Winter Wheat

Description:

Winter Wheat cover crop seeds produce hardy annual plants. Unlike oats, this cold-hardy cereal will not die off over winter. The germinated seeds lie dormant in frosty soil, and then burst into growth in the spring, providing a greater nitrogen to carbon ratio when it is tilled under. You will want a machine to help till Winter Wheat under, but it does not form the bomb-proof roots like fall rye. Left to mature, it will produce hard wheat kernels by early July. Hardy to Zone 3: -40°C (-40°F). 500g covers approximately 40m2 (438 ft²).

(Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
125g (to cover 100 square feet) CC112A $5.19 In stock $0.00
1.15kg (to cover 1,000 square feet) CC112B $9.99 In stock $0.00
2.9kg (to cover 2,500 square feet) CC112C $15.99 In stock $0.00
11.35kg (to cover 10,000 square feet) CC112D $34.99 In stock $0.00
22.7kg (50 lb sack) CC112S $53.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Greater nitrogen to carbon ration when tilled under
    • Will produce hard wheat kernels if left to mature
    • Use 30-60kg per acre
    • Open-pollinated seeds

How To Grow

The benefit of winter wheat is its hardiness. It all but eliminates winter soil erosion, and then supplies a source of carbon-rich organic matter to till under before planting vegetable crops. Continue reading below for information on how to grow winter wheat.

Latin
Triticum sp.
Family: Poaceae

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing
Sow 6-8 weeks before the first average frost date. Winter wheat is hardy to Zone 3: -40°C (-40°F). Unlike oats, this cold-hardy cereal will not die off over winter.

Starting
Sow to a depth of 2cm (1").

Growing
The germinated seeds lie dormant in frosty soil, and then burst into growth in the spring, providing a greater nitrogen to carbon ratio when it is tilled under. Left to mature, it will produce hard wheat kernels by early summer. Till at any time, using a fork to properly integrate the organic matter into the soil.

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