Medieval Farming, Wheat

If you are growing wheat on land that has previously been under cultivation this isn't relatively too big a job. Normally, all that's needed is to turn the dirt over with a shovel, then smooth it out with a rake.

But if you are breaking up sod, or grass land, this can turn into a gruelling ordeal. For example, I enlarged my garden last spring. Working as fast as I could with a shovel.

After it has been turned over, it still needs to be further cut up with a shovel then broken up with a rake.

It's impossible to get weed the grass out of the wheat as it grows, if you have an extra season, you could let it sit.

This might also be a good time to grow some green fertilizer to be turned under after it grows. Fertilize with manure as there is plenty of it around. If it grows fast and uses up all the available water in the soil, it will die before it even has a chance to head out. It's better to have a short, stunted crop of wheat than tall, dead wheatgrass.

Farming Slaves, Weeding, Ploughing, Seeds, Irrigation, Sickles, Threshing, Wheat, Barley, Millet, Oats, Rye, Olive Trees, Grapevines