[Sca-cooks] Oatmeal was Buttered wortes/oatmeal

Sharon Palmer ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Tue Feb 9 23:19:38 PST 2010

>  However, the problem starts further back. Oats are the 'shady lady' 
>of the grain world- they'll cross-pollinate with anything. So if 
>there's a wheat/rye/barley field within a mile of your oat field, 
>you don't have pure GF oats, no matter what you do next. Ditto oats 
>grown in rotation after wheat, barley, or rye.

I believe the issue is not cross pollination, but that wheat and 
other grains may grow in the oat fields as weeds, and be harvested 
mingled with the oats.  In period, maslin or meslin was crop of 
deliberately mingled grains.


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