Direct Seeding Method: Place seeds 1/2" 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.
You do not have to flood rice to grow it. The rice we offer will grow without flooding as long as the soil is kept moist. Typically, it is planted in areas with frequent rains. It may be grown in low-lying areas, on slopes, and even in drought-prone regions where irrigation water is readily available.
Note: If you order this seed, you may want to print out the sowing instructions above as sowing instructions are not on seed packet.