Oats are easy to grow and tolerant of wet cold spring soil--oats became the main grain in Scotland because they could cope with the cold wet climate and poor soil. The problem with growing oats on a home scale has always been removing the hulls. This variety, Terra, is not only free-threshing but has great sweet flavor as well. A simple way to grow healthful grain for breakfast, pilaf, soups, salads and flour. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but most commercial oat products are not, because they are processed along with wheat. By growing your own, you control the entire process. It doesn't take too much space to grow a usable amount. And like all grains, oats produce carbon, both in their top parts for compost or mulch, and in the ground due to their fibrous roots. Given good fertility, weed control, and spacing, 100 plants in 100 sq ft can produce up to 10 lb of edible grain. Our 7 g packet plants 100 sq ft.