My friends desperately need straw appropriate for weaving skep hives. I have taken it upon myself to grow some for them here. I was recommended to grow rye. Can I plant it in the spring? I have heard of people doing that. I would have planted in the fall had I known.
When you reach your lowest point, you are open to the greatest change.
From what I've read yields are lower for spring sown when compared to fall, but I'm not sure if that's only for grain or for straw as well. I suspect both.
I too planted winter rye this spring--in late March here....It was old seed that I found tucked away in the bottom of one of my storage bins, which I thought might impact germination. It's up (barely--cold and wet here in Ohio this spring), and not all that thick, but it will tiller and fill in. With luck I'll have some harvestable grain and can get a late vegetable crop into the same space.