Crazy Grain Lady

I am the #CrazyGrainLady   I am an obsessed horticulture professional who loves to grow food; all food, even carbs!  Follow me and the #SuburbanGrainExperiment on Instagram: BrieThePlantLady

The 2016 #AncientGrainTrial is planted and growing.  This year I am testing 12 different varieties in my 1 acre suburban #Foodscape.  Landscape appeal, durability, cold and wet tolerance, ease of harvest and thresh and quality of flour are all important characteristics to judge.

#EdibleMeadow is a landscape design practice that increases bio-diversity and utilizes organic maintenance strategies while elevating awareness and appreciation of how staple crops such as Corn, Rice, Sorghum, Soy and Wheat are grown.

The #AncientGrainTrial includes the following varieties from 4 different sources:

SEEDMAN:  German Spelt, Black Tip Wheat, Ornamental Oat

BACKYARD SEED SAVERS:  Black Winter Emmer, Ghirka Wheat, Huron Wheat, Hungarian

White, Spring Wheat awned bulk

BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM SEED:  Emmer Wheat, White Sonora Wheat, False Flax

SEED SAVERS EXCHANGE:  Red Turkey Hard Winter Wheat

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An early winner, Black Winter Emmer Wheat looks the best following a cold snap and ice storm in Mid January.  14F is predicted for this weekend, we shall see if it remains evergreen!