Matt Smaus wrote:
The short version is this: corn is a friendly grain crop for gardeners.
And don't forget potatoes!
Adam Klaus wrote:Dried beans are pretty good too
Chris Kott wrote:Quinoa is technically a pseudo-grain, but if it will grow.
As to processing the saponins, I just tied my harvest (backyard harvest, maybe five lbs.) up in a mesh bag and tied it with twine, then tossed it in for a cold wash cycle in my washer.
Also to keep in mind, buckwheat, while you would need something to de-hull, is both quick-growing and fixes nitrogen.
Finally, rice doesn't need to be grown in patties, though ground that remains moist is preferable, and low boggy spots would work best.
Mike Barkley wrote:Buckwheat gets a thumbs up from me. I use a molcajete to process it. With a little practice it is easy enough to remove many of the hulls.
Amit Enventres wrote:
2. There are many plants that can host nitrogen fixing bacteria, but only the legume family is known for fixing significant quantities to provide nitrogen to themselves and subsequent crops.