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Rivet Wheat

It is perhaps ironic, having been a Saskatchewan farmer for many years, that I grew my largest field of wheat in 2019. It was a 1/4 acre plot of Rivet wheat (Triticum turgidum) at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster. In 1983 I grew and sold my first garden seeds, always without using agricultural chemicals, in what has become Prairie Garden Seeds. I grew my first plot of wheat in the garden in 1993. It was a lovely decorative wheat called Polish, with large heads and beards, which I grew partly because a customer wanted wheat for wheat weaving. Other decorative wheats followed and then older wheats grown on the prairies, the seeds being gifts from friends, customers and other collectors....

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