Scientific Name: Avena Sativa
Description: Originally from Asia, oats have been cultivated for thousands of years. Before being introduced into the diet, oats were used for medicinal purposes. This culture has spread all over the world.
- Helps in gaining muscle mass,
- Improves cardiovascular health,
- Helps prevent heart failure,
- Excellent source of energy.
Planting Tips: Grow oat seeds in the open field for best results and avoid planting the seeds too close together. Remove weeds weekly.
Soil: Oats are best suited to well-drained, fertile soil rich in organic matter. The pH should be between 5.5 and 6. Does not tolerate soaked soils.
Exposure: Direct sunlight.
Irrigation: Water the plant regularly. Oats require more water than most grains. Water daily with an irrigation or sprinkler system, but without soaking.
Harvesting: Harvest the oats when the seed at the end of the leaf is ripe. To check if it is ripe you can tighten with the nail. If the seed is too rigid, it is not yet ready for harvest.
Life cycle: Annual.