Wheat Harvest by Hand

By GrowOrganic.com on August 31, 2012

In this video, Tricia demonstrates how to harvest wheat.

  Comments (6)


This is a wonderful introduction. I would like to grow my own oats but at first glance it appears it would take a lot of space to end up with relatively few oats. Will need to keep learning to confirm whether that is the case. Thanks for all the great information!

Posted by Erich on Sep. 08, 2013 at 12:39:06 PM

Erich, Grain can be a very satisfying crop. Glad to have you here!

Posted by GrowOrganic.com on Sep. 10, 2013 at 3:50:28 PM


My husband is interested in growing wheat and harvesting by hand and has asked for a scythe for Christmas.  Can you recommend an “entry level” scythe for a left-hander?  And do you suggest a cradle to accompany it?  I just don’t know where to start, what to choose, and how much to spend?

Posted by Danielle on Nov. 29, 2013 at 6:04:12 AM


Thanks for the article! I’m almost ready to harvest my White Sonora wheat, it’s quite a small crop but I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing before taking them out.

Posted by Rosa on Jun. 12, 2014 at 10:59:53 PM


I have mystery wheat that has grown up in my strawberry patch from “straw” that was more hay than straw. Wondering if I’ll be able to identify the berry type after harvesting.

Posted by Kelly on Jul. 02, 2016 at 11:16:49 AM

Kelly, you should be able to. You also might want to consider taking it to a local Master Gardener or nursery, they should be able to help in the identification. You might also want to ask who you purchased the straw from and see if they can give you the source of the straw.

Posted by Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com on Jul. 12, 2016 at 12:25:55 PM

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