Can You Grow Wheat At Home?
Tips For Growing Wheat In Home Gardens
The question arises whether you can grow wheat at home or not. There are many opinions on this issue. Some say that it’s impossible to grow wheat at home because there is no place where you could plant the seedlings and they would sprout up without any problems. Others say that it’s possible to grow wheat at home but you need to have special equipment like a hydroponic system. Still others say that it’s very difficult to grow wheat at home since the soil quality is poor and the climate is too hot or cold.
Even if you manage to get all these things right, your plants will still die due to lack of nutrients.
If you’re interested in trying out this hobby, then here are some tips which might help you:
1) Do not use plastic bags when growing wheat.
Plastic bags are toxic to plants. They contain harmful chemicals such as Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates, PVC and other toxic substances. These chemicals cause cancer and damage the reproductive systems of plants. If you want to grow wheat in a plastic bag, then it’s better to buy organic food instead.
2) Place the seeds at the bottom of a five-gallon bucket.
Then, fill the bucket with soil. Make sure that the soil is well-draining. If the water remains stagnant for more than three days, then the plants will die due to root rot. Next, fill a cup with hydroponic nutrients and pour it over the soil. Follow the instructions on the label of the hydroponic nutrients that you buy.
3) Place the seeds inside a dark place, but not inside a refrigerator.
The temperature inside a refrigerator is too low which can damage the sprouts. Keep the seeds on a dark place such as on a tray or newspaper for at least 3 to 5 days. Use the flashlight of your smartphone to provide the seeds with light if there isn’t enough light in your room. If you don’t want to use your smartphone’s flashlight, then use a incandescent bulb or red bulb. It takes around five days for the seeds to sprout.
4) After five days, hydrate the soil and increase the temperature inside the room or place where you grew the seeds.
Pick up the tray or newspaper and place it on a window sill. After three hours, water the soil again. When the seedlings develop their first leaves, you can finally move them outside in order to get enough sunlight.
5) In order to avoid root rot and other problems, you need to keep the soil well-draining by watering it every day.
In addition, you also need to feed the plants with nutrients such as NPK. You can buy these nutrients in a garden center or else you can create your own nutrient solution by boiling water and salt.
6) The easiest way to grow wheat is to plant it directly outside.
You can also grow it in a hydroponic system such as a bucket, a pot or a tray. In addition, you can build a raised bed and fill it with soil. Make sure to create a good drainage system.
7) Choose a plot where the soil is easy to work with.
The soil should be fertile and well-draining. Make sure there is enough sunlight, otherwise, the plant will not be able to grow properly.
That’s all, good luck and don’t forget to let us know how you’re doing!
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After reading the whole thing, you realize that you still have many things to do. The most important being getting your hands on some soil and planting the seeds outside in a place where it gets plenty of sunlight.
Your mother has a small flower garden at the front of the house. You guess you could take some of the soil from there.
Later that day…
Hey mom, can I have some of this soil to plant some flowers?”
No, we’re not having anymore flowers at the front of the house, we’re trying to sell this house. The last thing we need is to have the place looking like a jungle,” your mother responds.
“But, but, but…”
“No buts. Now leave me alone, I still have some important phone calls to make,” your mother says as she walks away.
You’re not really sure what to do. You knew this was going to be hard, but you’re not really sure how to go about this now.
Maybe you should just forget about this whole thing before you get in any more trouble.
You walk away from the front of the house and head to your bedroom where you spend the rest of the afternoon playing your video games.
Later that evening during dinner, your mother speaks to you.
“I saw you asking me about taking some of the soil from the front lawn earlier today,” your mother asks.
“I granted you permission. Take some of the soil,” your mother replies with an annoyed tone.
You go back to eating your dinner. You don’t really understand why your mother is so annoyed all the time. The last two weeks you’ve been home, she’s either been yelling at you or totally avoiding you. It’s like you bring her some foreign disease whenever you’re around her.
“I’m going out tonight, so don’t wait up,” your mother says before leaving the kitchen.
That’s another thing that’s been different. Your mother has been going out a lot lately. She says she’s been going to her gym sessions more often and also having some night classes. You don’t really know how any of that is possible since you don’t remember her ever going to night school when you were younger.
Maybe she only recently started?
In any case, this means that you’ll have the house all to yourself tonight. All you have to do is make sure to be really quiet so that you don’t disturb her.
After finishing your dinner, you clean up and head back to your room where you perform your secret ritual. You bury the seeds you received in the mail in the pot of soil. After watering it, you place it by the only window in your room. You hope these seeds grow into flowers soon so you can have something nice to look at while you do your homework.
You spend the rest of the evening doing your school work. Once that is finished, you start on your computer assignments.
As 2:30 rolls around, you turn on your console and play the latest video game you’ve been hooked on. You don’t really have any goals, you’re just trying to get to the highest level you can.
It’s not long before you hear your mom come through the front door. You pause your game and turn off the console.
You wait a few minutes and hear her walk up the stairs. You exit your bedroom and see her standing in the hallway by the bathroom.
“I’m surprised to see you still awake,” she says.
“Yeah, I was just about to head to bed,” you reply.
“Alright, see you in the morning then,” she says as she turns to enter the bathroom.
You head back to your room and into bed. You’re glad everything has been quiet tonight. Hopefully it stays that way.
In the morning, you wake up as usual and get ready for school. Your mother is already gone by the time you exit your room, so you just grab something to eat and take off.
On the way to school, you pass by a flower shop called “Budding Blooms.” The window features a variety of flowers and plants for sale, but the one that catches your eye is a small potted plant in the corner with three blue flowers on top, though they aren’t the familiar cornflower blue that you’ve come to expect. They’re a lighter shade.
You take out your phone and snap a picture of it. You’re not really sure why; you just think it’s pretty and stands out from the rest. Maybe you’ll use it as your phone’s wallpaper.
You continue on to school and walk inside. The day goes by and is much like any other school day. After you finish your assignments, you take your time heading to the bus loop since you don’t have any after school activities today.
While on your way, your eyes are drawn to the flower shop from this morning. The sun is setting and the lights inside are beginning to turn on. You stop for a moment to look at it.
Go inside and buy the potted plant?
Leave and get on the bus?
Head over to Calendar to see what today is!
Classes haven’t started yet, but there’s still a lot you can do. To see what you can do, go here!
You are on the last day of school, and it’s finally time for summer vacation! You have no classes to worry about and nothing to take up your time. You’re free! But before you can begin your summer vacation, you need to go through the day like any normal day.
The first order of business is to get ready. You can choose what Ashton Kutcher depicted in that movie. You can also pick out what you want to wear today. Choose wisely!
After getting dressed and ready, it’s time to eat! No, not that kind of eating. The other kind. If you haven’t eaten breakfast yet (or even if you have), you can head down to the cafeteria and chow down on some breakfast food.
After you’ve eaten, it’s time to hit the classrooms. Each class is a little different, so you can pick whichever one you want! Just remember there are no right or wrong answers.
Now it’s time to head out and explore your surroundings.
Where do you go?
Here’s a few ideas:
The school gym: There is a basketball hoop and a volleyball net set up already, so how could you resist?
There might even be other students there!
Sources & references used in this article:
How to Grow More Vegetables:(and fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops) than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine by J Jeavons – 2012 – books.google.com
Perchlorate accumulation in forage and edible vegetation by WA Jackson, P Joseph, P Laxman, K Tan… – Journal of Agricultural …, 2005 – ACS Publications
Small-scale grain raising: An organic guide to growing, processing, and using nutritious whole grains for home gardeners and local farmers by G Logsdon – 2009 – books.google.com