Category Archives: Rice

Upland Rice Planting Instructions

Rice seeds should be soaked in water 24 hours before planting. I start my plants indoors in April in plug flats, 50’s and transplant into beds after the last frost date. I recommend not leaving plants in flats for more than three … Continue reading

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Philippine Long Grain Lowland Rice

            This unnamed variety (PI 431329) is from the Philippines and was part of my 2019 rice trials wherein early maturing lowland varieties were grown in upland conditions. I obtained my initial seed from the … Continue reading

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China Black Rice

This heritage variety from China was part of the 2018 trials. I obtained my initial seed stock from a South Carolina rice farmer. It is very dwarf in stature (2 foot) and produced a huge number of tillers. Half of … Continue reading

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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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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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Hayayuki Lowland Rice

This has proven to be a very fast maturing variety. It is a paddy rice (lowland variety) from northern Japan. Hayayuki is a short grain, brown rice that can be grown as an upland variety if grown in an area where … 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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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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The farmwork moves indoors

Here it is the beginning of November, and the first major snow is forecast for early next week. I scrambled all day yesterday to wrap up my outdoor work in relation to all the seed crops raised this season. I now have all … Continue reading

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Putting grains to work in your garden

The idea of growing grain in a backyard garden is not something most gardeners would even consider. The common belief that efficient grain production requires large equipment, like combines and tractors, is not altogether right. A sizeable amount of quality, … Continue reading

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