Fall Rye

Quick Facts:

    • Soil builder
    • Extensive roots loosen topsoil and improve drainage
    • Grows quickly
    • Survives winter weather, even in zone 3
    • Open-pollinated seeds

Fall Rye

Description:

Secale cereale. Fall Rye is a soil builder. This cereal grain grows quickly in the fall and survives winter weather even in zone 3. It bursts into growth in the spring so try to turn under or cut back before it reaches 30cm (12"). It is harder to turn under when it is 1m (3') tall. Extensive roots loosen topsoil and improve drainage. Plant Fall Rye cover crop seeds in mid September for best results, but fall rye will germinate as late as early November. Use 50kg (110 lb) per acre. 500g covers 438 ft.

(Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
125g (to cover 125 square feet) CC110A $5.19 In stock $0.00
1.15kg (to cover 1,000 square feet) CC110B $9.99 In stock $0.00
3kg (to cover 2,500 square feet) CC110C $15.99 In stock $0.00
11.35kg (to cover 10,000 square feet) CC110D $34.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
22.7kg (50 lb sack) CC110S $53.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Soil builder
    • Extensive roots loosen topsoil and improve drainage
    • Grows quickly
    • Survives winter weather, even in zone 3
    • Open-pollinated seeds

How To Grow

Rye improves soil tilth and drainage, prevents erosion, and suppresses weeds. Once tilled under, it is a good source of carbon-rich organic matter. Continue reading below for some good advice on how to grow fall rye from seed.

Latin
Secale cereale
Family: Poaceae

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing
Plant fall rye 6-8 weeks before the first frost date for best results. The seeds will germinate as late as early November. A spring crop can be planted March through April. Hardy to Zone 3: -40°C (-40°F).

Starting
Sow seeds 2-4cm (1-1½") deep.

Growing

After its burst of spring growth, turn rye under or cut it back before it reaches 30cm (12") tall. Allow three weeks after tilling before planting the next crop.

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