When tied with a ribbon, golden bundles of wheat make a beautiful natural decoration for your home. Last spring, when there was a shortage of flour in the grocery stores due to the pandemic, we decided we'd experiment with growing wheat. We came up with the idea when we were cleaning out our pantry and realized we had a small package of Bob's Red Mill wheat berries. I was curious whether wheat berries that had been processed and packaged as a food product would be viable for growing in the garden.
Turns out, the wheat berries were indeed viable and we had a nice little harvest of wheat in late summer. But by then, flour was once again readily available in the stores, and in fact we have been enjoying baking with the inexpensive and enormous bags of organic Central Baking Company flour that is now available at Costco. In learning how to process wheat into flour, we decided that the wear and tear it would put on our food processor wasn't worth it for the small amount of flour we would be producing. I think I only grew enough wheat to make one loaf of bread.