SOIL | Spring Grains

Kamut wheat on the left; Spring and Fall oats in the foreground and on right.

Kamut wheat on the left; Spring and Fall oats in the foreground and on right.

Tin cans are used to protect new sprouting barley and wheat.  (Remove bottoms of cans.)

Tin cans are used to protect new sprouting barley and wheat. (Remove bottoms of cans.)

Fall planted oats on the left; Spring planted oats on the right.  I think the Spring planted oats did better.  It's all experimental at this point.

Fall planted oats on the left; Spring planted oats on the right. I think the Spring planted oats did better. It’s all experimental at this point.

Sheaves of oats curing in the sun. Must protect from birds!

Sheaves of oats curing in the sun. Must protect from birds!

Even bird netting couldn't keep this pyrrhuloxia out of the oats. (He was carefully rescued and put on the right side of the netting.)

Even bird netting couldn’t keep this pyrrhuloxia out of the oats. (He was carefully rescued and put on the right side of the netting.)

Spring-planted (March) kamut wheat seems to grow really well here. The plant is so beautiful and it can be harvested in plenty of time to plant tepary beans in Summer.

Spring-planted (March) kamut wheat seems to grow really well here. The plant is so beautiful and it can be harvested in plenty of time to plant tepary beans in Summer.

 

 

 

 

 

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~ by marciagibbons on December 18, 2012.

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