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  • #463057
    PinetreePinetree
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    Gday Wazza, just a few questions on Quinoa, how is it used, what sort of growing conditions and any idea where to get seeds. I did a search but did not get much info relevant to Australia.

    Cheers Pinetree

    #463058
    WazzaWazza
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    Coming from the Andean mountains, it likes cool growing conditions pinetree, so you’re probably in a good location. It can be used pretty much the same as rice. You can boil it up and it comes up fluffy, or dry roast it in a pan before cooking to give it a toasted flavour. Try Greenpatch Seeds at

    http://www.greenpatchseeds.com.au/index.html

    #463059
    PinetreePinetree
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    Thanks Wazza, it sounds like it is worth a go. Wheat does not like it here, so have been looking for an alternative:tup:

    Cheers Pinetree

    #463060
    busylizziebusylizzie
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    Hey Wazza, Im just experimenting with growing the Wheat, just to see if I can. Will have to give Quinoa a try as well, we are a cool region down here so hopefuly it will suit. Thanks for the tip. Rice is also on my list of grains to try.

    Chickachicka, I havent tried any other grains as yet. When are you moving to Burra?

    Recyclingdiva, Ive also had a few things pop up under the bird feeder, not sure what they have been thou.

    #463061
    chickachickachickachicka
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    Hey Busylizzie, we moved to Korumburra South about 2 months ago – I’ve probably seen you at school at not known it! I’ve gotta say, loving the soil down this way, it’s beautiful stuff 🙂

    #463062
    diannedianne
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    found this artical, thought you might like the quantities part

    #463063
    RobyneRobyne
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    #463064
    busylizziebusylizzie
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    Thanks for all the links, articles & replies its been helpful.

    Di, by your article, I would be able to produce approx. 25kg of wheat which = about 45 loaves of bread, one could only hope 😆

    Heres the lastest pic of Wheat, have re-sown the areas that have not come up or the birds got to before I netted the area. Seems to be doing ok at this stage.

    #463065
    vvpetervvpeter
    Member

    Prepare the area selected to grow wheat. If the field has been previously used for farming purposes, smooth the soil with a rake.You can harvest in April and have time to plant another crop of wheat, depending on your climate.

    #463066
    mama
    Member

    I’ve been running tests on growing wheat … hope this helps:

    The wheat that has done the worst is in the deep-dug (virgin soil) bed, with a ph of somewhere around 6.5.

    The next bed across was deep-dug in exactly the same way as the first, but has a wicking well (similar ph). It’s doing marginally better.

    The third trial bed is in an established wicking bed (with worms), and is quite happy and spreading like it’s a grass 😀

    The fourth trial is a planting with the strawberries, in a very large pot with a mulch of pine needle compost … those wheat plants are currently VERY happy.

    The surprise for me was a low-dug (virgin soil) bed I planted my garlic into. Where the garlic is, in the rest of the bed … is mostly like every other bit of garlic I’m growing. Where the wheat is growing, both the garlic AND the wheat are going gang-busters! Biggest winter wheat AND garlic I’ve experienced. Seems like they like each other :clap: (and another oddly thing … I went hunting slugs and snails tonight … none on the winter wheat/garlic combo … even tho there were some on the garlic in the other beds!

    #463067
    diannedianne
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    busylizzie wrote:

    Thanks for all the links, articles & replies its been helpful.

    Di, by your article, I would be able to produce approx. 25kg of wheat which = about 45 loaves of bread, one could only hope 😆

    How long would this keep your family in bread for? we go through about 1 loaf a week ( but would be 2 or 3 if it was home made) but that is still just under half a year.:tup:

    #463068
    busylizziebusylizzie
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    How long? good question. At the moment with the 2 boys not at home and DH and I on a Diet 😐 which has no bread, a loaf would last the girls a week, so at this rate 45 weeks 😆 If we were all at home and eating bread, then on average 3 -4 loaves per week. Atleast if I had to we have the land to plant more. (if successful at this planting)

    #463069
    busylizziebusylizzie
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    The Wheat is still growing well, just have to get in and weed between the rows. :tup:

    #463070
    busylizziebusylizzie
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    :tup:

    #463071
    lynnielynnie
    Member

    wow looks like its going great guns!!! How much flour did ya say this would yield???

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