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
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!