6 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Wild Oats Overview
Closely related to Oats, this wild one has smaller grains, but just as valuable as food. Wild Oats self-seeds easily, thus often considered to be a weed as it readily grows between commercial crops lowering the production. It is used as cattle food and a favourite of wild birds.
Common problems with Wild Oats
Birds and rodents.
Wild Oats Companion Plants
Plant with other grasses.
How to harvest Wild Oats
Harvest seeds as soon as it is ripe and have turned golden brown.
How to propagate Wild Oats
Selfseed easily. Sow seed in prepaired beds after the first rainfall.
Special features of Wild Oats
Wild birds eat the seeds.
Can go for extended periods without water.
Other uses of Wild Oats
Birds feed on the seeds. The grass plant can be used to feed cattle.