I mulched with sorghum hay and so had a seed head sorghum invasive in my beds. My chickens loved this- it was similar to the main ingredient of some bird feeds- and the chickens would eat it from the seed head, no processing just pick (or release chickens on it).
Ever try Sorghum? It's a great crop.
..... is it ridiculous to grow tiny beds of cereals like oats in say three feet by three feet beds or slightly bigger? how might one process such a product? .......
...."One hundred square feet of wheat planted on reasonably good garden soil should yield a harvest of at least 5 pounds of dry grain......
With a little extra care and attention, that same space can yield even more. John Leavons (How to grow more vegetables) reports wheat yields of 17 pounds per hundred-square-foor bed and projects yields of 30 pounds per 4-by-25-foot bed under ideaal conditions........
Those 17 pounds of wheat will give you flour for 29 pounds of bread. Even a modest harvest of 5 pounds will provide 8 pounds of bread....A 5-x-5 food patch, intensively managed, could give you the saame 5 pounds that you might harvest from as much space...."
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