Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall beds cleared!

Five of these beds will grow buckwheat, one is for potatoes, and the three in the far back by the barn will be used for salad greens.

I cleared this area with my broadfork, then the family and I weeded. After that, I stomped down some good paths and voila!

I'm not sure how well buckwheat will do here - this is another experiment. I'm mostly interested in growing it for chicken feed and compost fodder, but if it produces decently, we may add it to our diet as well.



At September 18, 2013 at 12:17 PM , Blogger jean said...

Buckwheat is gluten free, too. Right up my alley.

At September 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM , Blogger David The Good said...

I've never tried it - is it good?

We quit eating wheat (and most grains) almost completely a few years ago. It was one of the best choices we've ever made. No extra weight, no heartburn, no joint pains.

Of course, I still grow some grains - because I'm a plant nut - but we don't eat them all that much.

We made grits with our homemade corn last week. They tasted amazing... but the carb load made me lazy as heck all day.


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