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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Anyone grow winter oats?
« on: September 26, 2022, 05:48:18 pm »
Does anyone grow winter oats and knows where/how to buy small quantities?  We want to do a small experiment, just need about 1kg, can't seem to buy less than half a tonne! 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: despoiled in summer and villages left half-empty in winter.
Re: Anyone grow winter oats?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2022, 10:50:25 pm »
@SallyintNorth you must surely know one or two local farmers who will allow you to take just a scoop of grain !?

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Anyone grow winter oats?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2022, 09:44:49 pm »
I have posted on the local smallholder groups, but it's not crop-growing country hereabouts. 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Anyone grow winter oats?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2022, 02:56:57 pm »
If you google "buying whole grains for bread making uk", this website comes up.


Wholegrains | Healthy Supplies


I am sure there are others if you only want 1kg or so.


Charles Dowding has just put out a video on his youtube channel, where he hsows the whole thing of growing the grain until baking the bread. He mentiones where he buys his grains from (but is rye rather than oats) near the start of the video.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Anyone grow winter oats?
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2022, 07:26:56 pm »
Thank you Anke!  Knew you guys would know something useful  :-*
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Anyone grow winter oats?
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2022, 10:15:04 pm »
Oh and Charles Dowding sowed his grains into plug trays, a few per plug and then planted out as wee clumps. Depending on the size you want to do, that may work out better as you won't have to deal with mice etc eating the grains before they sprout.

 

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