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Sowing Winter Rye in the Spring

 
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Hello,
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.
 
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According to west coast seeds catalogue on cover crops, Fall/Winter rye can be planted starting in march for the lower Vancouver area/ coastal areas.
so yes plant it,
Cover Crop Planting Chart

Also some interesting info:
Regional Planting Charts Of Various Areas
 
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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.
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