Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On Oats

Joe's Oats in late October

Oatmeal for breakfast cooked at home or maybe an oatbran muffin from the local cafe. Oats as food for people and animals or straw. Oats as a covercrop or living mulch, an organic tool in the garden. There are plenty of reasons to plant oats or just to learn about how, why or where the ones you eat are grown. Joe uses them in the vegetable garden and the community garden pumpkin patch as a cover crop. This year in Brooklyn, they met with snow in late October and mild temperatures in early December. Next year? Who knows.

Oats in early December

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