George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 12 August 1762]

12. Sowed Rye & Hop Trefoil behind Garden.

rye: Secale cereale, important to GW in sheep husbandry and in his overall plan when in later years he had developed a seven-year crop rotation. He usually grazed sheep on the young rye, withdrawing them in time to produce a grain crop.

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