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Oats

Avena sativa

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Oats are a tall growing cereal grain, whose seed is used to produce flour and rolled oats is one of the main ingredients in breakfast cereal. Oats have various uses, including culinary, medicinal, green manure, compost, and animal fodder. "Kompasberg" oats are high yielding and are not susceptible to most pests.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Summer, Winter

Harvesting

Leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season, seeds ripen 6-8 months after planting.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds in Autumn, 2-5 cm deep, in rows 50-100 cm apart in dry areas and 30-50 cm apart in areas with regular rainfall or irrigation. Can also be grown as Summer crop and sow seeds in Spring.

Geography

Origin
Asia and Europe
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
The leaves and seeds are edible. The seed is used to produce flour and rolled oats are one of the main ingredients in breakfast cereal.
Notes
Culinary, medicinal, green manure, compost, animal fodder

Personality

Family
Gramineae
Flower colour
Green
Scent
None

Problems

Moderately susceptible to stem rust and moderately resistant to crown rust.

Companion plants

Strawberries, sweet peppers, eggplant, tomatoes

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