Oats Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Poaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Cool
Typical Zones Grown In:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
May, June, July
When to Start Indoors:
None
Sprouting Time:
6 to 10 weeks
Soil Temperature (C):
18-24°C
Depth:
1-2 inches
Spacing (cm):
10-15
Row Spacing (cm):
24-36 inches
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
90-120 days
When To Harvest:
May, June, July, August, September, October
How to Harvest:
Cut stems when flowers bloom and collect seeds

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Seeds
Potential Health Benefits:
Vitamins A & C, Iron, Magnesium, Protein

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Corn
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Aphids, Slugs
Common Disease:
Powdery Mildew, Septoria Leaf Spot, Leaf Rust
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in well-drained soil, water deeply

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