Category Archives: Perennial

Perennial Grains Update

Little new was done in 2013.  Last year’s grain effort focused on oats and barley.  It was also a year of observation and reflection on the rye and wheat. Most of the rye overwintered.  Only one wheat plant overwintered but we did … Continue reading

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Wild Pasture Cultivation and Perennial Grains

Back in October of last year, I wondered if we grew annual or perennial grains.  Well, the results are mixed.  The rye was 100% perennial; the wheat was mixed; and the buckwheat was annual. At the same time, I was thinking about how … Continue reading

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Bringing wild pasture into cultivation without tilling or spraying

Both the perennial rye and perennial wheat formed very dense growth. No weeds at all appeared. They had no competition. But they were growing in a raised bed because it’s the ideal place to start seedlings. The soil is rich … Continue reading

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Perennial Grains

Our thinking about the food we grow has always revolved around storage – root cellaring, drying, canning, etc. Equally important was yield vs effort. So wheat, while storing well, wasn’t high on our list because of the need to till. … Continue reading

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