Island Grains
19Mar/110

How do I plant grain?

Just like grass seed. You can sprinkle it, "broadcast" it in sweeping arcs, plant by hand in tidy rows, or use a row seeder. We prefer to plant in rows: it makes it easier to weed.

Try to ensure even spacing of about 1 inch between seeds (the plants will fill in the gaps with "tillers" that they send out, stifling weed growth and producing a greater yield at harvest time).

After planting, cover the seed with a few centimetres of soil or rake the seeds in, then tamp the soil down to ensure good contact between the seed and the soil.

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