Propagated Oats

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By James Viles

Published 2016

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  • 100 g (3Β½ oz) dried, unhulled oats


It is easy to propagate oats and other seeds and grains. Line a tray with a few layers of muslin (cheesecloth). Scatter the oats on the muslin and then gently spray the oats and cloth with water until saturated. Put the tray in a warm, daylit spot such as a kitchen windowsill (we use the polytunnels for this) and repeat the process every day for 5-9 days until shoots have appeared. You can propagate a variety of seeds by this method.