RYE GRAIN (Organically Grown)

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***NOT TO TAS, WA***  (Secale cereale)  An ancient grain dating back to 1800 BC commonly used for food, fodder & as a green manure crop. Much smaller & darker than wheat in appearance.  

Rye grain is relatively drought resistant & will tolerate cool conditions & waterlogging.   

Highly beneficial when used as a cover crop to prevent soil erosion.  After harvest, the tough, resilient stubble may be left as a protective cover to reduce blowing of the soil, and to assist colonisation by other species. The stubble of rye breaks down more slowly than the stubble of other cereals, ensuring soil cover for a long period.  

When grown as a green manure crop, plants are best dug back into the soil when the leaves are still fresh & green after approx. 8 weeks after planting.  Allow the green manure to break down in the soil for up to 4 weeks before planting any vegetables.

Best sown during Autumn & Winter.

Broadcast as needed or at a rate of 40-50kg/ha.  

Smaller packets are ideal for the home garden.

Grown on a certified organic farm.

(GreenManureRye_1)

SKU GreenManureRye_1
Shipping Weight 0.0030kg

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