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Sepp Holzer grains - show your patches!

 
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With all the PEP folks planting Sepp Holzer grains in their hugels, there must be quite a few patches out there now! Let’s see them…

I don't have a PEP hugel to grow them in, but I got a tiny packet for reaching BB20, and planted half of them last spring. They overwintered easily and are now starting to form seedheads.
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Sepp grain plants in their second year
Sepp grain plants in their second year
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Seed heads forming
Seed heads forming
 
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Mine is mixed with garlic and planted near the base of my Juneberry bushes.

The garlic will be left to go feral, and only the scapes harvested. That worked out well when it happened accidentally, so now I'm trying it on purpose.
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Garlic and rye
Garlic and rye
 
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That’s looking good! How tall does the Sepp grain grow in your conditions?
 
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Kevin Wilson wrote:That’s looking good! How tall does the Sepp grain grow in your conditions?




No idea. I planted it for the first time last fall, and it only grew a few inches before that field became inaccessible.

(Most of my property can only be reached safely if the ground is dry and snow-free. The downside of having steep slopes.)
 
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Still growing, and making lots of seed heads. Taller than me at 5’3”… about 6 ft.
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Anyone else getting a good crop this year? My perennial rye (from ART) has some seed heads but they seem to be empty. I think I need some more plants. I did get some seed last year so I'm thinking of planting that to try and get more plants for a greater chance of wind pollination.
 
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Mine is ripening now and many seed heads seem to be well filled out. The patch is about 3ft x 2ft.
 
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