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Harvest seed heads: Collect seed heads once they begin to dry on the plants.
Dry and Clean: Store seed heads in paper bags and allow to finish drying. Many seeds will shed during this process. Remove remaining seed from seed head with your fingers. Separate chaff.
Label and Store: Store seed in a container and set in a cool, dry location. Properly stored wheat seed can remain viable for more than 30 years.
Wheat does well in fertile soil with a pH of about 6.4. It will thrive during a cool and moist growing season. Wheat is a self-fertilizing plant and usually will not cross with other plants. However, cross-pollination is possible and usually occurs at rates of 1-2%. An isolation distance of 80-150 feet is recommended.
Sources: http://www.heirloom-organics.com/guide/va/guidetogrowingwheat.html ; http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/safety/environmental_safety/188.wheat.html ; http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/grains-growing-guide ; https://goingtoseed.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/plant-populations-and-isolation-distances/
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