When do I plant winter wheat? NTX

tim_the_gardner(8)September 19, 2010

When should I plant winter wheat in the Dallas area? I have a small (50x50) area where I normally plant Corn sometime around April 1st. I bought some wheat from a local feed store and wanted to plant it in the same area, to improve the soil... and if I am lucky, maybe get some edible wheat grain also. Also when would the wheat be ready to harvest? Would it be ready before April 1st? since I plan on planting corn there around April 1st. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks,

Tim

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rowdysmom

Plant the winter wheat now. It should be ready to harvest by May 1, or thereabouts.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 11:07PM
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tim_the_gardner(8)

Man that's going to cut into my Corn crop planting. I try to get it in the ground on April 1st. Is there a chance it will be done before May? Maybe if I water it well? fertilize it? maybe speed up the process? Thanks for the help,

tim

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 11:20PM
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rowdysmom

If you plant right now - water and fertilize, maybe it will be ready by April 1, but that is really early for winter wheat.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 11:25PM
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marti8a

I've never seen wheat harvested before June. Could you plant the wheat on the whole plot and then turn under half while it's still green, and then plant the other half after the wheat harvest? BTW, how do you plan on threshing your wheat?

I've grown wheat before, for the same reasons as you, and even though a book I have said it is easy to thresh with a plastic baseball bat, I found it very difficult.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 2:24PM
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