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TOPIC: Grains

Familiar grains such as Oats, Barley, Wheat, Buckwheat, Rye, and Corn differ in their growing seasons, climate and moisture requirements, resistance to Fungus, ease in Milling, Gluten content for making bread, and nutrient content. Buckwheat has high protein, is Easy to Grow, and Suppresses Weeds. Less familiar grains are Millet, Sorghum, Triticale, Kamut, and Spelt. Also considered grains are Amaranth which provides greens as well as grain and is a relative of the Cockscomb, Quinoa, a relative of the common weed called Lambsquarter, and Flax, also a source of linen cloth. Rice, which requires wet conditions, is a food staple throughout the world. The average Per Capita rate of flour consumption and Harvest/Acre should be taken into consideration. A Troubled Times TEAM has been formed to gain experience in growing grains.