Episode 112: Have you ever wanted to grow your own grains? In this episode, farmer and author Gene Logsdon tells you what you need to know about small-scale grain growing. Gene talks about the most resilient crop for beginning grain growers and shares his knowledge about corn, wheat, sorghum, and buckwheat. A longtime farmer, Gene explains why you want to alternate growing legumes with grains, how much space is necessary, the tools you’ll need to get started, and planting and harvesting.
Gene also shares his wisdom and humor about how to create fertile soil, why he thinks doing what you love is more important than making a million bucks, and how he realized that he wanted to farm while living at a seminary.
Gene Logsdon is the author of numerous books including Living At Nature’s Pace, All Flesh Is Grass, Holy Shit, and The Contrary Farmer. To learn more about Gene and his work, visit his blog at TheContraryFarmer.wordpress.com.