Island Grains
19Mar/110

How often should I water my grains?

Aside from some moisture to help the seed germinate (which won't take long), grains don't need to be watered. If there's an especially hot, dry day then feel free to provide some water: trickle tape or a drip irrigation system is ideal. Too much water will cause grains to grow too tall, at which point they may fall over (called "lodging").

Quinoa is traditionally grown in regions with less than 3.5 inches of rain/year; drought actually produces larger seed heads.