Winter Rye, Cover Crop


Winter rye, also known as cereal rye, is one of the most common cover crops as it produces a strong ground cover over a short period of time. With its deep rooting system it prevents compaction in fields that are tilled often. Although rye is traditionally grown as a cover on agricultural cropland between growing seasons, it is also great for home gardens. 

-Plant in spring or fall to protect your soil throughout the winter months and suppress weeds throughout the early spring.

-Broadcast seed and lightly rake the soil.

-Sow 5 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft.

-Sow 50 lbs. per acre