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Grow a Grain - PEA BB garden.sand.grain

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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEA curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Gardening.

Accomplishing grain in a very small space can be exceptionally difficult. As such, the PEA version does allow for growing wheatgrass if other grains would be impossible to accomplish in your space. The point is to become familiar with the growth cycle and seed density of grains to prepare for when you may have more space to grow them in the future.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
Do not use plastic, cement, porous terracotta, or styrofoam pots.
It may not be part of the potted polyculture BB requirement.
Plant it using any method that is organic or better.
Start from seed.
Display that the plant is growing.







To document and become certified for this BB provide photos or video (less than 2 minutes) showing the following:
- Explain the grain chosen and methods used.
- Show image of planting it
- Show image of the grain in two stages of growth (sprouting and full plant)
- If growing grain to full seed, show the fruiting stage
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So I chose hard red wheat because I have some to grind into flour and I want to try making sprouted grain flour.
I took a scoop and started it in my sprout maker. Once they sprouted I moved a sample into Coco coir and dehydrated the rest to be ground into flour later. Once it was rooted I planted the plug of coir in the smallest of my fabric pots filled with rabbit poo and old potting soil. Since I have a bird feeder near my deck plants I think that there was a lot of predation.
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HRW
HRW
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sprout maker
sprout maker
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Tails
Tails
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Fabric pot
Fabric pot
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Harvest
Harvest
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Dehydrated for flour
Dehydrated for flour
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