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How to Grow Wheat – A Step-by-Step Guide

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Children are curious, so when they ask “How is my cereal made… how does it grow?” you could tell them cereal comes from grains and show them how to grow their own. Okay, it may take a little time, but it will be a lot of fun. You don’t even need a big garden to grow wheat - just some soil in a large pot will do. If you’re wondering how to grow wheat, follow our step-by-step guide and they’ll be little farmers in no time!

How long does it take to grow wheat?

Patience is key when it comes to growing wheat. So, make sure the kids are prepared for that! Traditionally it can take up to 4 months for your wheat seedlings to mature. If the weather has been dry and warm, then the wheat will grow quicker. 


When is wheat ready to harvest?

Farmers usually harvest their wheat crops during spring, winter and autumn. The best autumn months, in which a full harvest usually takes place are September or October. The best winter months are December or January and the best months in the spring are March or April. 


Now you’ve learnt all about how to grow wheat and how long it takes. Next, check out our top facts about wheat!