Botanical Name: Avena sativa
Days to Maturity: 10–15 days
Native: Unknown; in cultivation a long time
Attributes: Good for Containers
When to Start Inside: Sow any time indoors in a low container big enough that a cat can’t knock it over. Place in a bright location. Keep moist until seedlings emerge, and water whenever soil surface dries out. Successive Sowings: Every 2 weeks for a continuous supply.
Days to Emerge: 3–8 days
Seed Depth: ¼”–½”
Seed Spacing: ⅛”–¼, scatter densely
Thinning: Not required.