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Rye grass

Secale cereale

Rye grass originated from the Turkish area but has been harvested since Neolithic man, grown extensively as a grain or cover crop it's uses are varied.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Collect seed in summer,

Propagation

Special features

Ground cover
Can be planted as a cover crop/green manure during winter months and dug in after 2 to 3 month's.

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Gravel
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Cullinary
Rye grain is used in a variety of ways, from flour, crisp bread and animal fodder to alcoholic drinks such as whiskey, vodka and beer .

Personality

Family
Poaceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Generally pest & disease free

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