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Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 12-17-2013 at 01:54 AM
Oh yeah there's a whole house full here lol!So which heirloom varieties? I'd be interested to
know which ones and why.I'm growing Hana because it's a classis and a must for European style
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 11-16-2013 at 01:17 AM
I just wanted to say that drumstickk is a bad ass, and sent me beer from the batch that he grew
and malted. It rocked! Great job man! Even my wife drank some out of respect for the work that
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 09-24-2013 at 08:12 PM
I stumbled across this: a bit more googling, I came to the conclusion that I just have to get
my hands on some Chevallier seed!I planted the Golden Promise thinking that it was a pre
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 09-23-2013 at 06:50 PM
Wow, I just finished harvesting my Hana and Golden Promise over the weekend.In hindsight, I
planted in an area that was too damp. Next year will need to be different. My yields were much
lower than yo...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-13-2013 at 03:45 PM
Well the modern strains are bred to grow short. Although I noticed with barley, even heritage
ones are much shorter than wheat.This is a heritage wheat variety. It should be much taller and
one of the...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-13-2013 at 02:38 AM
I got quite a surprise when I went to check on the garden today. It's been about a week since I
checked and my Pacific bluestem wheat has wheat!I must say I'm a bit suspicious though. It's
very short ...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 07-11-2013 at 01:53 PM
Arghhh, how annoying is that! I have 2 varieties of barley, but by far my main interest lies in
the Hana due to it's heritage.At the moment, there is no sign yet of seed heads. I expect them
in about ...
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 06-11-2013 at 07:27 PM
I saw this video on line. [ame] 10 mins in, Joseph shows his Russian Rye crop and talks about
growing techniques. Notice how the rye is there for 2 years. The first year they mow it and the
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-30-2013 at 01:40 AM
My barley and wheat are up and poking through the thin layer of dried grass clippings I laid
down as mulch.We have lift off!Here is a picture of the garden in general FWIW
Posted in thread: 100% homegrown on 05-22-2013 at 09:59 PM
Well I planted my Hana and Golden Promise barley over the weekend. We had 3 days of solid rain
so they should be off to a good start.