Vigorous, rugged and winter hardy; this is the standard by which grain cover crops are measured. As a grain crop for Rye flour or flakes, plant late summer for mid-summer harvest the next year. As a cover crop our organic Winter Rye approaches 5 foot height and can be planted any time of year beginning in Spring. Incorporate residue into soil at least 30 days before succeeding crop to avoid germination suppression. Beware, overwintering Winter Rye will begin growing before ground is ready to work which presents a problem for early seeded succession crops. Seed at 4-6 lbs./1000 sq.ft. or 110 lbs.acre.