Millet is an ancient food crop that is easy to grow and provides a healthy source of delicious grain. It has been grown for thousands of years in China, and is also a popular feed for birds.
85 days. Sow in spring or early summer. Used as a cover crop, hay or pasture. Chickens adore the small white seeds. Grows from 2-5 feet tall. Very drought-tolerant crop that is believed to have been used in China for nearly 5000 years, and grown in the U.S. since 1849.
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-14 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 65 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 2-4"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Setaria italica
Growing Tips: Direct seed in late spring, after frosts have ended and soil has warmed. Prefers rich, well-drained garden soil. Allow seed heads to dry on plant.