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  • Can I grow whole wheat?

    Created by jimc74 on

    I was wondering if growing whole wheat ( for bread ) indoors is possible? I am using florescent grow lights.

    thanks,
    -Jim

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    E. Vinje
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    Hello –

    In order for such a task to be possible you would need a very large growing space. One acre of wheat produces an average of 56 bushels. One bushel is equal to about 60 pound of whole grain processed wheat, which will produce about 90 loaves of bread. Based upon my calculations, it would take about 13 sq ft of space to produce one pound of processed wheat, which would produce about 1.5 loaves of bread.

    Happy Holidays!

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