growing grains in Western Oregon

Asked February 5, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

I am a school garden consultant in the Portland Metro area (additionally a OSU extension staff member [less than half time]), and am working to plant some small quantities of "ancient grains" (top choices: millet (foxtail), teff, amaranth, quinoa and some wheat variety) with some middle school students this growing season. I have found a couple resources on growing grains in general, but am curious about timing (planting mostly) in our region. Ideas? Recommendations?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Most grains go in in April - May.

For the "odd" grains, call the Crop and Soil Sic dept at OSU, they have several people are really knowledgeable on the "different' grains.

Call 541 737-2821