Hard Red Spring Wheat is easy to plant! The earlier in the Spring that you plant it the better (planting too late in the season will decrease your yields). Make sure your soil forms an adequate seedbed. Spread the seed by hand or with a handy crank-seeder. Use a rake to lightly work the seed into the top two inches of the ground. Control weeds and keep the soil moist with a two-inch layer of loose straw mulch. Hard Red Spring Wheat ripens in mid to late summer.