Avena sativa - Oat Seed
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A valuable multi-use cover crop. Fast spring growth makes it perfect for erosion control and adds organic matter to the soil. Sow spring through summer. Dry plant material can be worked under in the spring to form a nice seedbed. Makes a good grass that cats love. Plants with seeds make a nice addition to any container garden as an ornamental grass. Harvest oats and hull them for the grain. Annual
Plant it about 1/4" deep, in well drained soil after the last frost. It will take 70-80 days to have nicely developed heads, harvest when seeds no longer have a milky appearance when cut open (when grain is good and dry)
Seed can be stored for many years in a cool dry place.
Makes excellent cover for quail and other wildlife.
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