Rice Seeds,White Long Grain Rice Seeds,semi-dwarf variety-Untreated ! Asian Vegetable

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White Long Grain Rice , Try Grow Your own Rice !

160 days. Oryza sativa. Plant produces high yields of premium quality long grain rice. This variety has sweet flavor and grows well in the United States. Try growing your own quality rice. Also great for school projects! pk/100
GERMINATION: 92% TEST DATE: 09/17
Seeds Per Pound: 16,000 to 18,000
Plant Height: 36” tall
Planting Season: Late Spring/Early Summer
Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Sow/Water Sow
Overview
Rice, most believe, is one of the oldest foods on the dinner table. Archaeologists can trace it back to about 5000 BC and historians note that it was mentioned in relation to China, where they held annual rice ceremonies, as early as about 2300 BC. They believe that the plant was also native to India and Thailand. Rice came to the West via explorers, soldiers, and traders. It thrived in many climates but not so well in others. Because the plant requires much rainfall shortly after it’s planted in the ground, followed by plenty of hot, sunny weather, some countries – like England - are just not cut out for rice growing. The American South – growing started in the Carolinas, though Arkansas is currently the largest producer - has had much success with cultivating rice as have European countries where the climate is ideal, like parts of Italy and Spain.
Many cultures continue to hold rice in high regard. In Japan and Indonesia, it has its own God. The Chinese devote a whole day of their New Year celebration to the crop. In some Asian cultures, it’s considered a link between Heaven and Earth. India believes rice is important to fertility, and its link to such resulted in the long-standing tradition of throwing rice at a wedding.
Description
long grain that is high yielding and semi-dwarf. Average plant height is 41 inches and has excellent staw strength. The husks become straw-colored at maturity and the mature grain is glabrous and awn-less under most ordinary conditions.
Soil temperature should be 80-90°F for germination.
Direct Seeding Method: Place seeds ½" deep and 2" apart in well-tilled soil. Keep soil moist but not waterlogged. Thin to 4” at the 2-leaf stage. When the plants have reached the 4-leaf stage, they may be continuously flooded to a water depth of 2-3" until mature.
Water Seeding Method: Prepare a well-tilled seedbed and flood to a water depth of 2-3". Place the seeds 2" apart on top of the flooded soil. After the seedlings have grown above the water level, thin to 4" apart. Keep flooded while growing. When the majority of heads start to nod, drain for the last 2 weeks of growth until mature.
GROWING In Container
Growing Rice in a Container Garden Rice is an unusual and fun plant to grow in your garden or on your porch. The secret to growing rice is that you have to recreate the flooded rice paddy for the rice to thrive in.
Collect all of your clean plastic buckets and empty plastic laundry soap buckets to work in. You do not want to use any container that has holes in the bottom that would let the water out.
Fill your buckets with about 6" of dirt or potting soil. Add water until it is about 2" above the soil level and toss a small handful of your rice into the bucket; they will sink so that they are lying on top of the dirt under the water.
MAINTAINING
Rice likes a warm climate, keep your bucket in a sunny area and move it if necessary to a warm place at night. Keep your water level at about 2 inches above the dirt until the rice is growing strong.
When your plants are up to about 5-6 inches, increase your water level to about 4 inches deep. After that, let the water level lower in the bucket slowly over a period of time. You will want the plants just about dry of standing water by the time you are ready to harvest.
Rice is mature somewhere in its fourth month if conditions are right. The stalks will change from green to gold in color when they are ready. To harvest, cut your stalks and let them dry in a warm place, wrapped in a newspaper for 2-3 weeks.
Roast your rice in a very low heat (under 200) for about an hour, and then remove the hulls by hand. You are now ready to cook with your own rice.

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