When you plant your garden, consider going beyond vegetables. Growing wheat is easier than you might think.
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Wheat can be extremely productive, yielding up to eight pounds of grain per pound of seeds.
One method of threshing is to beat the sheaves against the inside of a clean trash can.
You can enjoy homemade bread made from homegrown grain — what a delicious way to practice self-sufficiency!
Many models of home grain mills are available, so do some research to find the type you need. Here’s a roundup of your options.
To winnow, pour the wheat from one container to another and let a fan or breeze blow the chaff away.