Wheat Grows: From Spring to Harvest
Week of May
wheat is “headed out” – meaning that
the head of wheat is clearly visible and may be taller
than the tip of the last leaf on the stalk.
“beards” (attached to the casing holding each
seed in the head of wheat) trap pollen and pollinate the
seeds. The wind and insects spread the pollen from stalk
to stalk and plant to plant. After pollination, the seeds
of wheat become larger and develop the stored energy to
be capable of producing new plants and starting the cycle
all over again.