Friday night I decided to cut down my wheat before another thunderstorm could roll through. Below are some pictures:
I only planted half the garden in wheat this year. I think that’s been said in another post but it’s good to repeat it here. From a mass point of view, I think it did well enough. I think 2-3 wagon loads is usual when harvesting the whole plot, so I’m right at or just below average. I’m going to try and have a video shot of me using the new Chinese threshing machine so look out for that later today. 🙂
here’s the video. I haven’t edited the audio out so you get to hear me talking to Addy. The other two photo’s show the weight, 4lb 12oz, and a comparison to what I have left of last years harvest. After the fact, it would appear that my yield was significantly less than last year. since I planted half the plot, I should have had just over half a bucket, but I’m a bit shy of that.
This will be the last year I grow modern wheat. Starting next winter I’ll be growing a historical breed called “Red Fife”. I have about 10oz of red fife now, so it will take a couple years to get enough seed to grow the whole plot. But… Since I have my indoor green house, I think I can grow year round and should be there quicker. Should… *shrug* I think I need around 2lb to seed the entire plot. it’s always less than I expect it to be. and I’ll be planting it thinner in the years to come as I think that may be why my yield was down.