How to Grow Wheat Seeds

Overview

Wheat is the most widely used whole grain in the world. Flour is the main product of wheat and is used in bread, pasta, dough and many different types of dessert. With so many uses, it's no wonder that people want to grow it in their own yards for personal uses. Fortunately, wheat can be grown almost anywhere in the country. Wheat is one of the easiest plants to grow as it requires very little time and maintenance.

Step 1

Choose an area to plant the wheat. Wheat needs a flat, open area with a lot of sun to grow.

Step 2

Break up the soil with a shovel to loosen it up. The best way to do this is to shovel a 2-inch chunk off the surface, flip it over and chop it up. If you have a large area, use a tiller.

Step 3

Add a 1/2-inch layer of manure or compost to the soil and mix it in with a shovel.

Step 4

Rake the soil to flatten it out and remove any remaining chunks.

Step 5

Toss the wheat seeds over the soil. Try to have one seed for every square inch of soil.

Step 6

Rake the soil to incorporate the seeds into it. The seeds may blow away if they simply sit on top of the soil.

Step 7

Water the soil so it is moist to the touch. If you plant the wheat in winter, this is the last time you need to water the soil. If you plant it in spring, water the soil once per month until harvesting season.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel or tiller
  • Manure or compost
  • Rake
  • Wheat seeds
  • Water

References

  • OrganicConsumers.org: Growing Wheat
  • WheatFoods.org: Wheat Facts
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