|July 21, 2010|
|Agriculture Marketing Resource Center|
|Seeds of Change|
We really like oatmeal more than other hot grain cereals. "Real" oats are hard to process, especially at home, so we're going for the newer "hulless" variety Pennuda. Even the hulless varieties are harder to thresh than other grains, but we're going to try it. Maybe some friend's chickens will get lucky if we can't eat it! These will have to wait til later in the year to be sown as they prefer cool weather, not soil temps over 90 degrees.
Here's a couple of resources you might look into... we'd love to hear of anything you've found helpful!
Alabama Extension pamphlet on small grains. They have a lot of specialized information on grains, aimed for the commercial grower, but this gives a nice overview.