Homegrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest, and Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn and More

Homegrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest, and Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn and More

by Sara Pitzer


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Learn to grow, harvest, store, grind, and cook nine popular whole grains. Sara Pitzer provides complete instructions for growing your own wheat, corn, barley, millet, oats, rice, rye, spelt, and quinoa, as well as recipes for using these grains in tasty dishes. Cultivating these crops is surprisingly easy, and it takes less space than you might imagine — with just 1,000 square feet of growing space in your backyard, you can grow enough wheat to supply ingredients for 50 loaves of delicious fresh bread.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603421539
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 08/05/2009
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,183,451
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Sara Pitzer is the author of Homegrown Whole Grains and more than a dozen cookbooks and travel guides. She has studied and written about grains in Amish country in central Pennsylvania, in the southeastern United States, and in California. More recently, she has studied small-scale rice growing in Thailand and quinoa production in Peru. She lives in North Carolina.

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Homegrown Whole Grains: Grow, Harvest, and Cook Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn and More 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Karen Anderson More than 1 year ago
This book covers the main grains you can grow at home on a very small scale. I'm planning on preparing a plot this fall and growing some oats next summer. This book has the general info I needed to know. I just need to do a bit of research on the specific seeds grown in my area and I'll be good to go.
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This excellent, easy-to-read and reference book goes over the steps to yard preparation for planting, selecting sites for growing, discusses the steps from planting to harvesting and even cooking with a variety of grains. I have a home in a suburb and wanted to research grain growing in my back yard. This book is a wonderful source. Not only do I have a more realistic idea of what to grow and how much, I also have some wonderful recipes for the grains that I can still get from farmer's markets. The resources section alone would be worth getting this book.For the home farmer or anyone wanting to expand their grain consumption beyond just white flour and rice, this is the book.
tklaus_50 More than 1 year ago
Very Informative There aren't many DIY books on growing grains. My main interest was in rice and quinoa and this book covers those quite well. Growing produce in your garden is essential, but being able to include more carb based foods such as grains provides more peace of mind for a full, off-the-grid lifestyle.
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