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What grains can be grown in SC???
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MJ in SC    Posted 02-14-2005 at 20:34:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know this is probably too broad a question, but here's my reasoning....

I purchased a milling machine to mill our own flour and corn. It will be here in about a week along with some red wheat, white wheat and corn. I bake our own bread and many other items and really wanted to try using freshly milled flour. Supposed to be more nutritious since it's milled and used directly.

What, if any, grains grown in the South Carolina areas? We live in an area with ALOT of red clay.
AND where would I find these to plant??
Just curious if we could grow some of our own grain..mostly for fun...any maybe for a bit of extra to mill.

I grew up in Ohio and we used to harvest corn and wheat.

Thanks for any ideas!

deadcarp    Posted 02-14-2005 at 23:59:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
i know a bachelor who never buys flour - he mills everything and bakes what he needs. claims it fixed his stomach. :)
he's deep into the bible, always testing things. once got curius & ground a tiny mustard seed into like 100 bits, put them into a gell and they all sprouted!

MJ in SC    Posted 02-15-2005 at 07:29:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Deadcarp! :0)

One of the reasons we are going to be milling our own flour is health issues. My son has allergies and with all the additives and "stuff" in store bought he really feels better when I make our own breads. I also have "issues" that all that fiber takes care of! LOL

Nothing better than walking into the house and the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through the air.....AHHHHH! :0)

Planning to try making bagels and english muffins as soon as I slow down a bit.

Have a great day :0)

oslo in nc    Posted 02-14-2005 at 22:16:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Google the S. C. Department of Agriculture. I'm sure
that they will have information for you.

MJ in SC    Posted 02-15-2005 at 07:32:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Oslo,

Thanks for the idea. I apparently had a brain fart!! LOL I was just on the SC Agriculture site two days ago checking out the SC Market Bulletin. DUHHH! LOL Should have done a search there!

Judy in NC    Posted 02-14-2005 at 21:18:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good luck with this, MJ

I have tried several times growing wheat. (I too grind our grains and make fresh bread.) I have never had luck growing the wheat though. Since you can't really weed it, the weeds take over before it makes a crop - at least that's been my experience.

MJ in SC    Posted 02-15-2005 at 07:33:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Judy. Going to do a search and see what is suggested. What type did you try?

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