Divided into four parts, this small but comprehensive book details the lentil crop for the organic grower.
Part I reviews the ancient history of the crop, delving into its origins and examining its characteristics.
Part II provides complete, practical, detailed, how-to techniques for successfully growing the crop using organic methods.
Part III, Lentil Life Stories brings to print for the first time anywhere, the connection between lentils and the conception and birth of the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet and also the spectacular scholarship of the Queen of the Lentils, the Russian agronomic scientist Helena Barulina, wife of Nikolai Vavilov, the famous bio-geographer.
Part IV asks and answers the important timeless question's the Lentil a Sacred Grain This Guide is of interest to anyone planting lentils or curious about the history of this important human edible seedcrop.
Published by The Kusa Seed Research Foundation, 130 pages, illustrated with photographs and line-drawings.
Appendix of ancient lentil archaeological sites. First published 1992. Completely revised and expanded edition, November 2011.