DESCRIPTION :A fun plant to grow and use. You get a lot of carbon/compost from broomcorn. The stiff top bristles make excellent brooms. Glossy red and black grains are beautiful in dried arrangements. Birds love the grain-perfect for chickens.
BOTANICAL NAME : Sorghum bicolor
DAYS TO MATURITY : 110
SEEDS PER PACKET: 400
SOURCE CODE: C
GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
WHEN TO PLANT: late Spring
PLANTING DEPTH: 3/8"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Cultivate similar to corn. Plant when the soil is warm. Likes a rich garden soil that has been well-prepared, but does well in most soils that have a netural pH. Plant ╝" deep and 4" apart. Must be harvested in the late blooming stage before the seeds have fully matured. Cut off top brush with 6" of stalk. Dry for 3 weeks before using.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE« CULTURAL INFO: W, H/Matures 13/Harvest 0-2/Yield 6-24 seed, 88-350 green biomass, 25-100 dry biomass/Spacing 4-7"