By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Less vulnerable to warm season pests, issues do arise during the cool season when growing grains. One of the most prominent issues is cereal cyst nematodes. If you’re curious and asking, “what are cereal cyst nematodes,” click here for an explanation.
More gardeners are beginning to shift their attention to multi-purpose crops like small grains, which serve multiple functions in commercial applications, homesteads and family farms. Growing small grains is a rewarding way to maximize space and yields. Learn more here.
Have you heard of the phrase ‘separating the wheat from the chaff’? It’s likely that you didn’t give too much thought to the saying, but it refers to separating seeds from chaff. What is chaff and why is seed and chaff separation important? Find out in this article.
Growing grains and hay can be an interesting way to make a living or enhance your garden experience, but with great grains come great responsibilities. Ergot fungus is a serious pathogen that can infect your rye, wheat and other grasses and grains - learn more here.
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