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what is the difference between wheat and buckwheat Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Difference Between Wheat And Buckwheat?

Many people wonder if wheat and buckwheat are one and the same, and still others wonder which is healthier. The fact is, buckwheat and wheat are two very different foodstuffs, and they offer different nutritional benefits. In this article, we explore the difference wheat vs. buckwheat. Read on to learn more on what is the … Read more

what is the best type of soil for wheat farming Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Best Type Of Soil For Wheat Farming?

Wheat does best in young soil. That is soil that has not been depleted by over planting, excessive exposure to harsh elements or simple neglect in the form of lack of soil amendments. Wheat relies on a rich mixture of soil nutrients and micronutrients, including mineral components (e.g. mica) to provide complete nourishment. Read on … Read more

Winter Wheat Makes A Good Cover Crop

How To Plant Winter Wheat {5 Best Pratices}

Wheat can be grown in spring or winter. Naturally, because plants tend to want to grow well in the springtime, sowing your wheat in spring and growing it to maturity through the summer months is quite a bit easier than planting winter wheat. Even so, in the southern United States winter wheat is the norm. … Read more

what is the purpose of sifting wheat

What Is The Purpose Of Sifting Wheat?

After wheat has been harvested, one of the steps in preparing it for use is to sift or thresh it. This is done to release the inedible chaff from the usable, edible grain. This is also known as separating the wheat from the chaff, a phrase which is used metaphorically in the Bible and in … Read more

how to grind wheat without a grinder Frequently Asked Questions

How To Grind Wheat Without A Grinder?

You may have heard that fresh, whole wheat is very good for you, but you may be wondering about how you can use it. If you purchase a large sack of whole-wheat for use in your kitchen, you’ll need to know how to grind it or come up with other ideas for use to unlock … Read more

Time To Get Cooking!

How To Make Whole Wheat Pastry Flour?

Many people desire the lighter texture that whole wheat pastry flour creates in baked goods. It differs from all-purpose flour in its nutritional content. It’s also milled from a different variety of wheat. If you are looking to learn how to make whole wheat pastry flour from your homestead, this is for you! What Is … Read more

Let's Grow Bread!

How To Turn Wheat Into Bread?

Growing wheat on your homestead can provide you with higher quality flour products that you can find in any grocery store. You control the growing conditions and plant health to lead to a better end product. But, how do you turn wheat into flour that you can use to make bread? Read on to learn … Read more

how to harvest wheat by hand

How To Harvest Wheat By Hand?

Wheat harvesting is typically done in vast fields with huge machinery. But, how do you harvest small scale wheat crops? Luckily, the whole process can be done by hand with a couple of simple tools you probably have lying around the homestead. In the absence of those tools, it can be done with just your … Read more

how to grow einkorn wheat Frequently Asked Questions

How To Grow Einkorn Wheat [A Simple Guide]

Wheat is mass-produced on a scale that most homesteaders can even fathom. But, these modern forms of wheat aren’t what humanity has been enjoying for the majority of its history. Ancient grains, like Einkorn wheat, are more homestead friendly and offer benefits beyond regular wheat products you’d buy at the grocery store. This guide will … Read more

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