***NOT TO TAS, WA*** (Avena sativa) An ancient grain commonly used for food, fodder, as a green manure crop or for straw. Beneficial for adding bulk organic matter & controlling nematodes in the soil.
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.
Grows best in areas with cool, wet summers. Will tolerate a wide range of soil & slightly acid soils.
Best sown in either in autumn (for late summer harvest) or in the spring (for early autumn harvest).
Broadcast as needed or at a rate of 125kg/ha or 10g/sqm
Smaller packets are ideal for the home garden.
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