There is no reason to suggest that sowing wild oats is anything but a therapy to a passionate gardener.
We have had the best results planting from early Autumn to early Spring.
Summer tends to knock them about a little unless you can keep them well watered.
Often seen being grown as stockfeed It is a great lush addition to the garden that beats a lot of the decorative grasses being sold in the nurseries…..and, you get to benefit from the plant before during and after the fruiting.
Oat straw is rich in silica and an excellent substitute for Horsetail if you live, as we do, in an area where Equisetum arvense is not permitted.
We use the seed as a cholesterol reducing porridge or ground up and used in a muslin bag in the bath to soothe irritated skin, or just for the delight of the bath tub.
Degree of difficulty in germination…..2/10 (1 is easy – 10 very difficult)