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Grow your own millet with these quality Proso seeds!
White Proso Millet is a very versatile plant, having uses as an ornamental grass, and forage for game birds, tropical birds, lizards and livestock. It also make a great, gluten free grain for human consumption.
Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) was introduced into the U.S. from Europe during the 18th century. It was first grown along the eastern seaboard and was later introduced into the Dakotas where it later was grown on considerable acreage.
Farmers once grew proso millet (Panicum milliaceum) primarily for ground cover, bird seed and feed in the United States. Now, U.S. farmers and gardeners grow it for human consumption as well. An annual grass, proso millet reaches 4 feet in height. Ripening in 60 to 90 days, proso millet can thrive with as little as six inches of water during its growth period.
Gardeners should choose planting sites that receive full sun for best growth.Prepare the soil in early spring by digging in manure or compost high in nitrogen. Make sure the soil drains well.Test the soil for acidity. If it has a pH of less than 5.6, add 5 to 10 lb of lime to the soil per 100 square feet of the garden.Weed the soil well before sowing proso millet seeds, as millet does not compete well with weeds. The Northern Grain Growers Association suggests keeping the soil weed-free with a tine-weeder or “inter-seeding with another grass or legume” to keep weeds from emerging. Sow seeds at a depth of 1/2 to 1 inch in rows that are about a foot apart. (If inter-seeding with another grass or legume, you do not need rows). Seeds should be sown at a rate of 15 to 25 pounds per acre, according to the Iowa State University Extension. Thin seedlings to about three inches apart. Compact the soil after sowing to ensure the seeds have good contact with the soil. Keep the soil moist during and after germination.
Terms and conditions, READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $14 from this ad will be shipped with tracking, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class 2-10 day shipping (NO TRACKING and no planting instructions to keep seed costs to the buyer low), in a ziplock baggie. Our goal is to save you money on quality seeds. We are responsible sellers, and we make sure our buyers are well taken care of. Shipped within 2 business days after payment. We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily available online, but if you can’t find germinating and care instructions, please feel free to message us). Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions. Multiple orders of a single item will be combined into 1 ziplock. We are not responsible for buyer germination success, seeds have been tested. Seed count is approximate, and packaged by weight. Seeds vary in size, weight is exact, and based upon empirical count, quantity is estimated. Liability of seller is limited to the cost of the item(s).
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