Coker oats thrive in well-draining soil with good fertility. Work the soil to a fine texture and remove any weeds or debris that could hinder germination and growth. Plant Coker oats either in the fall for overwintering cover or in the spring as a cool-season crop. Broadcast the seeds evenly over the prepared soil or use a seed spreader for larger areas. Aim for a seeding rate of about 2 to 3 pounds of seed per 1,000 square feet (or follow the package instructions). If planting in rows, space the rows about 6 to 12 inches apart.
Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the germination and early growth stages. Once established, they are more drought-tolerant.
Coker Oats Planting Information:
Season: Cool or Warm
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Seeding Rate: 2lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. or 6 -12" apart if planting in rows