So we decided to throw a hail mary and try a new crop. This is our fescue grass. A freshly planted green field in October is a little unusual.
The fescue grass is a cover crop that we may be able to harvest next summer and may eventually end up in the seed you buy at the hardware store. It’s a perennial crop so we may be harvesting this same field for the next 2 or 3 years.
We didn’t follow the rules when we planted the crop. Our primary concern was a cover crop and not a profit crop. We spread the seed instead of using an air drill, and the crop was planted later than it should have been. Right now it’s a good cover crop. We will need a little luck for the cover crop to turn into a cash crop next spring.
There is no guarantee that fescue grass will survive the winter because it was planted so late and so thin. If it does survive and has a good stand next spring, I'll keep you posted on harvest.