Rice is a cereal grain and the world’s most important agricultural product.
The most commonly used species are Asian rice (Oryza sativa L.), japonica, indica and hybrid rice. These meet the world food demand for more than 90% of the cultivated area.
Rice is grown in many temperate areas, but also in tropical countries like Cambodia, Thailand or Indonesia.
Rice provides 20% of the world’s population with up to 60% of their daily caloric intake and is thus a staple food throughout the world.
In China, Japan or India it usually accompanies every meal. Rice is also used to make beer, whiskey and vodka in some areas, while in other regions it provides the daily staple and is consumed as rice flakes or sweet desserts.
There are a few different ways to grow rice. If you have an agricultural field, it is easiest to flood the field and plant rice.
You will have likely already flooded the field with a thin layer of water before planting.
When you flood the field, be sure not to flood it so much that the soil becomes too soggy.
To avoid this problem, wait at least 2-3 days before planting after flooding the field with water. Once you have planted the rice, wait another 2-3 days for it to grow.
Another way to plant rice is by creating a mud field or paddy. To create a mud field, first clear an area of grass and rocks and then flatten it out with your foot.
Then dig a small hole in the center of this flat area until you have reached wet ground.
You will know that you have reached the wet ground when water starts seeping up from the hole you dug.
Once you reach this point, stop digging and place your seeds into the hole. If there is no running water where you live, you can fill the flat area with fresh water and plant your seeds in this water.
Once you have finished planting your seeds, cover them with a layer of soil and wait one week for the rice to sprout.
If you do not have a field or live in an area without running water, there is still a possibility that you can grow rice.
In this case, fill two large garbage bags with soil and flatten them out into a rectangular shape.
Then dig two small holes along the length of this rectangle and plant your seeds into both holes.
After you have finished planting your seeds, cover them with soil and wait one week for them to sprout.
Once your plants grow to be about half a foot tall, it is now time to harvest your rice.
If this is your first time harvesting, it is recommended that you allow the plants to grow for at least 2 weeks before harvesting them.
This will ensure that all of your plants are ready to harvest in one go and will give them enough time to fully mature.
To start harvesting, grasp the base of the plant with two hands and gently pull the plant up and out of the soil.
This process should be repeated on all plants until your field is completely harvested.
While some rice may break off as you pull, this broken rice will still be edible and can simply be collected and cooked like normal rice.
Since there are many different ways to grow rice, the above instructions cannot possibly explain all of them.
Be sure to follow the growing instructions given to you by your local farmer for best results!
So this is how to Grow Rice.