From Field to Flour: How to Grow Wheat

Learn about the types of wheat and how to grow wheat in your garden or on your homestead.



Shocks of Wheat
Shocks of wheat cure in a field on a misty morning.
Photo by Dreamstime/Mpetersheim
Spelt Berries
A handful of spelt berries, ready to be sown.
Photo by Scott Vlaun
Small Wheat Plot
A small plot of wheat in your garden can yield a surprising amount of wheat berries.
Photo by Rosalind Creasy
Man Planting Grain
Don Webb uses a team of Belgian Draft horses and an antique grain drill to plant spelt in Pittston, Maine.
Photo by Scott Vlaun
Wheat in 'Milk' Stage.
Wheat changing from the "dough" stage to the "milk stage" just before harvest.
Photo courtesy Chelsea Green Publishing
Man Chewing Wheat
A man chews a wheat berry to see if it's ready for harvest. If it's crisp, it's ready.
Photo courtesy Chelsea Green Publishing
Man Scything Wheat
A work party harvests a wheat plot on Crabapple Farm in Chesterfield, Mass.
Photo by Barry J. Goldberg
Hand Sickle
A hand sickle can be used to harvest a small plot of wheat.
Photo by Dreamstime/Boris Akhunov
Women Harvesting Wheat
Rachel Robertson-Goldberg of Crabapple Farm in Chesterfield, Mass., teaches volunteers how to harvest wheat.
Photo by Barry J. Goldberg
Man Using Thresher
A treadle-powered thresher speeds processing time for small-scale grain growers.
Photo courtesy The Back to The Land Store
Loaves of Homemade Bread
You'll experience a rush of satisfaction when you bake bread from your homegrown wheat.
Photo by Fotolia/Manuel Calle
GrainMaker Grain Mill With Homestead Huller Kit
The GrainMaker Model No. 99 mill can be used with the Homestead Huller Kit to remove the hulls of the ancient wheat varieties you grow, including einkorn, emmer and spelt.
Photo courtesy GrainMaker











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