Grasses Grains

Introduction 131

Of Book Writing,

My Childhood, and Grain Growing 131

About Grasses, Grains, and Canes 132

Books on Grain Raising

Of Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Grain 133

Planning Ahead 133

"Spring" and "Winter" Varieties • Amount to Plant

Of Seed and Soil 135

Where to Buy Field Grain Seed • Home-Grown Seed • Manure • Tilling • Planting the Seed • Covering the Seed •

The Growing Grain 137

Of Feet and Grain • Coping with Weeds • Of Watering Non-Row Grain Crops

Harvesting Grain 138

Grass Grain Maturity Stages • Modern Harvesting

Old-Time Hand (Non-Petroleum-Using) Harvesting Technology 138

Mowing 138

Windrows:

Binding 139

Making a Sheaf • Tying the Sheaf Curing the Grain 140

Shocking

Building an Old-Time Rick to Store

Unthreshed Grain 141

Building the Rick Base • The Rick's Roof • Storing Sheaves in the Mow of a Barn

Threshing 142

Flail • Threshing Using Animals

Of Dehusking and Winnowing 144

Of Drying, Storing, Grinding, and Cereal 144

Storage Technology 144

Moisture Meter • Sun Drying • Dehydrator • Grain Dryer • Storage Containers

Fighting Pests in Grain 145

Secrets of Minimizing Insect Damage to Stored Grain • Treatments for Insect Infestations in Packaged Grains • Mice • Ergot

Grinding Your Grain 146

Bargain Grains for Grinding • Ground Grain for Livestock Feed • Fine and Coarse • Storing Home-Ground Flour • Nonelectric Grinders • Powered Grinding • Buying Your Grinder

Cereal 149

Basic Cooking Procedure • Cooking Whole Grains • Cooking Ground Grains • Basic Grain Recipes

Canes Contents

Grain Amaranth 150

Growing Grain Amaranth 150

Varieties • Climate • Planting • Water and Weeding

Harvest and Use 151

Saving Your Own Seed • Using Amaranth Grain

Bamboo 151

Growing Bamboo 152

Varieties • Planting Harvesting and Cooking Bamboo 152

Thick-Shoot Species • Thin-Shoot Species • Cooking • Using and Preserving Bamboo • Bamboo Crafts

Barley 153

Growing Barley 153

Varieties • Good Barley Rotations • Planting Harvesting and Using Barley 154

Harvesting • Malt • The Husk Problem • Barley for Livestock Feed • Cooking Pot or Pearled Barley • Cooking with Barley Flour

Buckwheat 155

Growing Buckwheat 156

Planting Buckwheat Harvesting and Storing 156

Volunteer Buckwheat • Storing • Buckwheat Hulls

Buckwheat Recipes 157

Buckwheat Greens • Kasha Recipes • Recipes for Buckwheat Flour

Corn 158

Names and Kinds of Corn 158

Indian Corn • Popcorn • Pod Corn • Dent • Flint • Sweet Corn • High-Lysine Corn • Waxy Maize • Other Considerations in Choosing Your Corn Variety

Planning for Corn 161

Sunlight • Soil • Fertility • Succession Plantings • Maturing Dates • When to Plant?

Planting and Growing Corn 162

Corn Planting Patterns • The Planting Tool • Transplanting • Corn Planting Guidelines • Birds • Thinning • Replanting Corn • Weeding • Watering

• Secrets of Corn Pollination • Diseases and Insects

• Saving Your Own Seed

Harvesting Sweet Corn 164

Is the Sweet Corn Ready? • Plucking an Ear Off its Stalk

Preserving or Eating Sweet Corn 165

Drying • Freezing Whole Ears in the Husk • Freezing Husked Ears • Preparing Cut/Frozen Corn

Canning Kernel Corn • Canning Cream-Style Corn • Preserving by Salting Down • Silk/Husk Tea

• Corn Recipes

Harvesting Dent, Flint, Popcorn, and Indian Corn 167 Timing • Harvesting the Stalks • Corn for Livestock Feed • Harvesting Corn Ears • Building a Corn Crib

• The Husking • Shelling • Winnowing • Storing the Dried Kernels • Grinding Corn

Eating Dent, Flint, Popcorn, and Indian Corn 171

Parched Corn • Cornmeal and Water Breads • Cornmeal Breads • Cornmeal Mush • Corn Puddings • Cooking with Corn Flour • Hominy • Tamales • Popcorn

Millet 176

Varieties 177

"African Millet" • Proso Millet • Foxtail Millet • Pearl Millet • Teff

Planting, Harvesting, and Using Millet 177

Planting: • Harvesting • Hulling • Cooking with Millet

Oats 178

Planting and Growing Oats 178

Climate • Varieties • When to Plant • How Much to Plant

Harvesting and Using Oats 179

Harvesting Oat Hay • Harvesting Oat Grain • Hulling • Cooking with Oats • Granolas

Quinoa 180

Planting and Growing Quinoa 181

Ordering Quinoa Seed • Climate • Planting Harvesting and Using Quinoa 181

Harvesting • Of Quinoa and Saponin • Cooking Quinoa

Rice 182

More Info • Supplies for Rice Growers

Rice Varieties, Climates, and Rotations 182

Lowland and Upland, Wetland and Dryland Rices • Common/Aromatic/Glutinous • Maturation Period

• Climate • Double-Cropping and Rotations

The Paddy and the Planting 183

Levees • The Water • The Soil • How to Plant • Transplanting Rice • Weeding

Harvesting and Processing Rice 185

The Harvest Date • Draining the Water for Harvest

Rice Cooking 186

Cooking Perfect Rice • Secrets of Rice Cooking

Wild Rice 187

More Reading

Growing Wild Rice 187

Growing Conditions • Wild Rice Seed • Planting Conditions • Planting

Harvesting Wild Rice 188

Water Level for Harvest • Ripening • Indian Harvest • Commercial

Processing and Using Wild Rice 189

Curing • Parching • Threshing • Winnowing • Screening • Wild Rice Recipes

Rte 190

Planting and Growing Rye 190

Varieties • Climate • When To Plant • How Much • Green Fodder

Harvesting and Processing 191

The Sorghum Family 192

Climate • Sorghums for Livestock • Secrets of Sorghum Seed

Broomcorn 192

Planting and Growing Broomcorn • Harvesting and Making Brooms

The Grain Sorghums 193

Of Varieties, Planting, and Growing 193

Varieties • Rotations and Double-Cropping • Amount to Plant • Growing

Harvesting, Processing, and Using 194

Harvesting • Husking • Storing • Cooking Sorghum Grain

The Sweet/Forage Sorghums 195

Planting and Growing 195

Climate for Sweet Sorghum • Getting Sweet Sorghum Seed • How Much to Plant • How to Plant

Harvesting, Stripping, and Pressing 196

When to Harvest • Stripping the Cane • The Pressing Problem

Boiling Down 197

Boiling Times and Yields • The Fire • The Evaporator Crew • The Syrup Maker's Responsibilities • Syrup for Livestock • Making Brown Sugar

Spelt 199

Sugar Cane 199

Growing Sugar Cane • Eating Fresh, Raw Sugar Cane • Sugar Cane Juice

Teff 199

Wheat 199

Wheaty Reading Planting and Growing Wheat 199

Wheat Varieties • Climate • Soil • Some Wheat Numbers • When to Plant • How Much and How

Harvesting, Storing, and Using Wheat 200

When to Harvest • How to Harvest • Storing • Eating Wheat • Of Cracked Wheat, Bulgur, and Couscous • Graham Wheat Recipes • Bran

Unleavened, Egg, and Acid-Base Leavened Breads 203

Unleavened Breads 203

Tortillas

Breads Leavened with Eggs and Beating 204

Popover Batters Acid-Base Leavenings 205

Soda Combined with an Acidic Food • Baking Powders

Yeast Breads 209

How to Use Recipes from an Antique Cookbook 209

Leavening • Temperatures • Measures • Flour • Flavoring • Fruits and Vegetables

Bread-Making Equipment 210

Oven

Yeast Bread Ingredients 211

Basic Procedure for Bread Making • Yeast • Secrets of Making Yeast Breads • Liquid • Sweetening • Shortening • Salt • Other Things • Flour

Kneading and Rising 214

The Sponge Method • Kneading The Dough • The First Rising • Ways to Raise Bread in a Chilly Kitchen

Shaping and Baking 215

Shaping a Loaf: • Baking • Yeast Bread Recipes

Of Sourdough Breads and Starters 218

Sourdough Sourness • Secrets of Sourdough • Sourdough Starters from Scratch • Preserving Sourdough Starter • Sourdough Recipes

Using Leftover Breads 221

Toast • Making and Using Bread Crumbs • Stuffing Recipes

Special Breads: Gluten, Crackers, Pastas, Steamed or Boiled Breads, and Fruitcakes 222

Gluten 222

Crackers 223

Rolling Out • Storing • Toasted Bread Crackers • From-Scratch Crackers

Pastas 225

The 7 Secrets of Pasta Cooking • Homemade Noodles • Non-Noodle Homemade Pastas

Steamed and Boiled Breads 227

Dumplings • Steamed Breads (Puddings) • Cooking the Pudding • Boston Brown Breads • Pudding Sauces • Boiled-in-a-Bag Pudding

Fruitcakes 229

General Hints on Making Holiday Fruitcakes

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