Oats

Oats

SKUS: CC111A, CC111B, CC111C, CC111D, CC111S
The fast growth of this soil builder makes Oats cover crop seeds ideal for sowing in the spring for erosion control or quick tilling. Planted in August, oats will put on a lot of growth and, in most winters, will be killed by frost. Read More

Exposure Full-sun to partial shade

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More details about Oats

Avena sativa. The fast growth of this soil builder makes Oats cover crop seeds ideal for sowing in the spring for erosion control or quick tilling. Planted in August, oats will put on a lot of growth and, in most winters, will be killed by frost. The dead plants will protect your soil for the winter. Oats add a lot of carbon and organic matter to soil and are not hard to till under. Oats can also be grown for use as cat grass and for providing healthy greens to other pets. Use 50kg (110 lbs) per acre. 500g covers 438 ft.

(Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Idea for sowing in spring for erosion control
    • Planted in August, oats will put on lots of growth
    • Dead plants will protect soil for winter
    • Use 50kg (110lbs per acre)
    • Open-pollinated seeds

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All About Oats

Latin

Latin
Avena sativa
Family: Poaceae

Exposure:

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing

Timing
The fast growth of this soil builder makes it ideal for sowing in the spring for erosion control or quick tilling. Planted in August, oats will put on a lot of growth and, in most winters, will be killed by frost. Hardy to Zone 8: -12°C (-10°F).

Starting

Starting
Sow to a depth of 2-4cm (1-1½").

Growing

Growing
Oats are less weedy and tenacious than fall rye, and are easily worked into the soil with a garden fork. Allow two weeks before planting the next crop.

How to Grow Oats

Step 1: Timing

The fast growth of this soil builder makes it ideal for sowing in the spring for erosion control or quick tilling. Planted in August, oats will put on a lot of growth and, in most winters, will be killed by frost. Hardy to Zone 8: -12°C (-10°F).

Step 2: Starting

Sow to a depth of 2-4cm (1-1½").

Step 3: Growing

Oats are less weedy and tenacious than fall rye, and are easily worked into the soil with a garden fork. Allow two weeks before planting the next crop.

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