We have short and cool summers. Any cereal growing is quite challenging in Iceland.
Usually, oats, rye, rye or barley, they start growing by late spring (after thawing), head by July, but then seeds never ripen, as weather becomes cold and extremely wet in August and September.
Now my grain is still unripened and green, but some kernels have good size. Winter weather will soon arrive, and I MUST do something.
Should I cut the straw with the kernels and just let it dry indoors? Does it work?
in Portugal, sheltered terraces facing eastwards, high water table, uphill original forest of pines, oaks and chestnuts. 2000m2
in Iceland: converted flat lawn, compacted poor soil, cold, windy, humid climate, cold, short summer. 50m2
Best thing is to harvest green (milky seed heads) and ferment to silage for animal fodder. Not sure what to do for human consumption
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