This year we've had both wheat and teasels growing in the garden. No doubt both self seeded from bird food or by birds dropping the seeds over the garden.
We've just left them to grow
The teasels have grown so tall and have now started to flower. Apparently the bees love the flowers.
I'm looking forward to the Goldfinches finding them in the autumn. We really should grow sunflowers too as all the birds love the sunflower hearts we put out for them.
The wheat grew sturdy and stong in one of the flower beds, surrounded by Purple Loosestrife.
Last week Paul decided to harvest the wheat and leave it to dry indoors.
When it was dry he took one head and separated the grain from the chaff. The result is below.
All ten heads of wheat have now been separated. Next thing is to grind it just for the experience as there wouldn't be enough to produce anything with. We just need to find some suitable stones to make a makeshift quern.