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Homegrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest, and Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn and More

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  109 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Learn to grow, harvest, store, grind, and cook nine popular whole grains. Sara Pitzer provides complete instructions for growing your own wheat, corn, barley, millet, oats, rice, rye, spelt, and quinoa, as well as recipes for using these grains in tasty dishes. Cultivating these crops is surprisingly easy, and it takes less space than you might imagine — with just 1,000 sq ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published August 5th 2009 by Storey Publishing, LLC (first published January 1st 2009)
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treefrog
Mar 04, 2015 treefrog rated it really liked it
This has lots of useful info, but I wish this book focused more on organic and no-till methods.
Jim
Dec 20, 2015 Jim rated it it was amazing
Homegrown Whole Grains a practical easy to read useful book for the home gardener. The basics on growing grains on a small scale and small space. My goal to grow a crop within a 10 x 10 plot then to expand over time if this is productive. With the possibility of raising chickens this could be a big plus.
Anna
Apr 01, 2010 Anna rated it really liked it
Homegrown Whole Grains provides a lot of specifics I've been unable to find elsewhere about planting dates and growing zones for grains in the backyard. It's got lots of pretty illustrations and is a quick read. See the tidbits I compiled from Home-grown Whole Grains on my blog.
Marie
Feb 06, 2013 Marie rated it really liked it
Its a gardening book. For grains. Set in America. So you have to go through the mental sojourns of calculating ounces and seasons out to the right amounts. It was interesting. I loved reading about windborn farm, but guess what you can't get heritage grains in Australia without an import permit which is a load of lardidah!
else fine
Oct 17, 2009 else fine rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: plant fanatics, survivalists
Clear, well-organized, and with great illustrations showing you how to harvest, clean, and store your grain. With an excellent appendix full of resources for buying seed, storage containers, mills, and whole grains, and with recommended websites, books, and movies. The most exciting gardening book I've read in years.
Jonathan Ward
Jul 06, 2012 Jonathan Ward rated it liked it
Informative in an introductory way. Would certainly want to reference more works before actually pursuing growing grains, but a great first read to determine whether or not to pursue the issue.
Jacqueline
Jun 20, 2013 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good reference book for those interested in growing and harvesting their own grains. Written in a very readable format with easy to follow instructions and illustrations.
Nick
May 21, 2013 Nick rated it liked it
Good quick overview of a lot of different kinds of grains but is almost more valuable for its reference section than anything else.
Alana
Oct 10, 2013 Alana rated it really liked it
Nice little book that gave me a few pointers when planting wheat. Thanks.
Judith
Jan 15, 2016 Judith rated it really liked it
Reference book, for th emost part.
Brad Belschner
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Fun book. Aptly named.
Mary
Feb 13, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing
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