Garden Organic members’ experiment: “Growing wheat at home”

In order to avoid duller-than-usual updates along the lines of “it’s not growing”, “it’s still not growing”, “I think it might be growing”, “oh, no, sorry that was some grass”, “there are some suspiciously fat pigeons around”, I’ve created a page to monitor our progress in the Garden Organic members’ experiment on growing wheat at home – if you are interested you can follow it here: https://esculentetc.wordpress.com/growing-wheat-at-home-garden-organic-experiment/

The experiment is part of the Bake Your Lawn campaign and there’s tons of distractingly interesting information on their site at http://www.sustainweb.org/realbread/bake_your_lawn/

And yes, I realise that this experiment seems to have been originally designed for 8-year-olds.  I’m not going to let that put me off…if I pay attention, get plenty of sleep and look up any hard words in a dictionary I think I’ll be just about OK.

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2 thoughts on “Garden Organic members’ experiment: “Growing wheat at home”

  1. VP says:

    I bought some barley a couple of years ago to grow up at the allotment but forgot to sow it 😦

    I do like the nifty idea of Bake your lawn though 🙂

  2. Bugs from Esculent Etc says:

    On a visit to a local smallholder recently I saw veg-patch size plots of cereals that she was experimenting with; it was most reassuring to find that other people are as optimistic as me! I would love to have a go at barley too, although I’m actually not that familiar with it as a cooking ingredient so I suppose that would be a good starting point.
    I would love to try this one day: http://toads.wordpress.com/2010/07/05/pea-and-barley-field/

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