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Grain Plot

Raising oats, barley or sorghum does not require a large space. A 20 x 55 foot plot will raise all the oats a family of four needs in an entire year. It does require attention but much less than the average sized vegetable garden.

Type Seed/AcreLand Needed
Oats80 lb10' x 62'
Barley100 lb10' x 87'
Rye84 lb10' x 145'

Oats are highest protein of all grains. They need cool moist climates and cannot handle drought. Rye tolerates poor soil, cold, damp, and drought. Barley requires a long cool ripening season with moderate moisture.