Bearded Beauties

Now is the time of year to enjoy perusing seed catalogues, like Saltspring Seeds, which carries some neat varieties of grains.

Black beard

We are ordering some unique grains for Lawns to Loaves. Quinoa, Amaranth, and of course wheat! These grains will be planted in local yards, schools, boulevards, and community patches.

Green beard

Heritage wheats come in many shapes and sizes; tall, short, blue, black, golden… Many have unique beards, which are  tufts or group of hairs or bristles on certain plants.

 

Amber beard

Gold beard

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2 responses

  1. Hi there! The Cedar Cottage Community Garden is looking to grow some more grains this year, and we’re checking out a few possibilities. We’re talking about trying a range of wheat, rye, buckwheat, amaranth, and quinoa – we’re lucky to have a big space! So the Lawns to Loaves project is continuing this year? How can we be involved?!

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