Gene Logsdon, 2nd edition, 2009, 308 pp.
This update of a 1977 classic is exactly what the subtitle says--"An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers." Fully revised and expanded with current information, this is still the most complete guide available to the gardener who wants to plant what the author calls a "pancake patch." Small-Scale Grain Raising is like having a very experienced friend at your elbow explaining when to plant, how to plan rotations, control pests, store, hand-harvest, thresh, hull, and even cook a wide variety of grains. There are chapters on corn, wheat, sorghum, oats, dry beans, rye, barley, buckwheat, millet, rice, triticale, spelt, wild rice and cover crops (Amaranth and quinoa are not included). This new revised edition is the fruit of a lifetime's experience from "one of the founding curmudgeons of modern garden farming and sustainable agriculture."
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