Monthly Archives: December 2014

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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Growing Amaranth In The North

Now that my seed has all been dealt with, securely stored away in my seed-room in the bacement. The gardens have been put to bed for the winter, and all the firewood has been chopped and stacked. Finally I can … Continue reading

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Soft Red Winter Wheat

Triticum aestivum Soft Red Winter Wheat is a variety widely grown for straw and or grinding into flour. The flour which is high in starch and low in gluten-forming proteins (8 percent), is primarily milled as cake flour or pastry … Continue reading

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Winter Dinkel Spelt

Triticum spelta This is the common type of Dinkel wheat dating back to the Middle Age’s of Europe. Like, Einkorn, it is another ancestor of the modern wheat varieties we grow today. Winter Dinkel is also known as spelt or … Continue reading

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Uncommon but Delicious Perennial Root Vegetables

I want to share some thoughts about adding Perennial Tuber and Root Vegetables to your garden. I planted a number of varieties in the Fall of 2012 and spring of 2013. It takes a full season or two for many of these to become … Continue reading

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Welsh Onion

Allium fistulosum                  80 days An excellent perennial green onion that survives the harshest summer and winter conditions. These do reproduce from seed. Flowers need to be clipped if you don’t want a bed of 100 plants to become 1000. They form … Continue reading

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Karan-3 Barley

Hordeum vulgare var. nudum This variety of hulless barley is one of 9 heirloom varieties I trialed in 2014. The majority of the seed came from The KUSA Seed Society. These are all human consumption types that are easily threshed and dehulled. … Continue reading

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Karan-16 Barley

Hordeum vulgare var. nudum This variety of hulless barley is one of 9 heirloom varieties I trialed in 2014. The majority of the seed came from The KUSA Seed Society. These are all human consumption types that are easily threshed and dehulled. … Continue reading

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Masan Naked 1 Barley

Hordeum vulgare var. nudum This variety of hulless barley is one of 9 heirloom varieties I trialed in 2014. These are all human consumption types that are easily threshed and dehulled. Most barley grown here in Northern Indiana is raised for … Continue reading

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Sumire Mochi Barley

Hordeum vulgare var. nudum This variety of hulless barley is one of 9 heirloom varieties I trialed in 2014. The majority of the seed came from The KUSA Seed Society. These are all human consumption types that are easily threshed and dehulled. … Continue reading

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