Category Archives: Grains

Ready to Take Orders for the 2018 Growing Season

This season I have expanded the selections of Upland Rice, Wheat and Barley. Improved grow outs have enabled me to offer larger packets of some items like the Hourani and Dika Wheat, as well as some of the KUSA barley varietals. … Continue reading

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Fall Planted Grains Now Available

I am now taking orders for my collection of fall planted cereal grains. All other seed will be available for purchase in mid November. Many of these, including new heritage rice and corn varieties are still in the field nearing … Continue reading

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Ready To Take Orders for the 2017 Growing Season!

As I sit here typing this, outside, we are having the first snow of the season. The cold weather has been a little later than normal, and a lot like getting my website updated with all the new seed varieties for the … Continue reading

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Tombstones, Mummies, Vomit-toxin and Beer?

Tombstones, Mummies, Vomitoxin, – three words that are not readily associated with a crusty loaf of bread or a frothy glass of beer. In truth, these are four words used when discussing a common plant disease which can threaten cereal … Continue reading

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Late Winter Update, 2016

There is a noticeable change on my website for this coming spring; the absence of a list of plants intended for sale. This is no error. I am not selling plants this spring. As my involvement in variety trials and seed saving … Continue reading

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Ready For The 2016 Growing Season

I have finally completed all the updates to my website and am ready to take orders, help with questions, and connect with new growers worldwide. This is my 25th year growing plants as a business. In that time I have … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about growing ALL your own food.

    I have spent a lot of time over the past 20 years pondering the idea of growing all my own food. Within the last couple of growing seasons, I have attacked this idea with a new fervor, having … Continue reading

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Ancient Wheat and Heritage Barley

This last season I trialed out a number of spring-planted wheat and barley varieties. I want to compliment my existing winter wheat varieties with one or two spring-planted varieties. The logic being, if you lose the winter crop, you still … Continue reading

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Multi-Purpose Crops

  When I consider my favorite crops to grow, I always judge this question through various criteria. The obvious considerations being: flavor, yield, disease-resistance, etc. There are, however, many other qualifiers that sometimes get overlooked. The idea of dual or … Continue reading

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Millets and Multi-Cropping

I watched a short video the other day about traditional millet production in India. (You can watch it at the end of this post, it is about 25 min long)  I was saddened with this video’s portrayal of millet as a “shunned … Continue reading

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