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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: W,H/Matures 13/Harvest 0-2/Yield 6-24 seed, 88-350 green biomass, 25-100 dry biomass/Spacing 7"
DAYS TO MATURITY: 120
SEED CODE: GB
SEEDS PER PACKET: 400
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-10
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 70F
PLANTING DEPTH: 3/8"
WHEN TO PLANT: Start in flats or broadcast 6 weeks before last frost; Transplant one month before Fall frost
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: Plant in the spring when soil is warm. Likes, rich, well-prepared garden soil, but does well in most soils with a neutral pH. Good drainage and full sun is important. Cultivate similar to corn, but shouldn't need so much water. Sorghum is self-pollinating so the plants don't have to be planted in blocks.
Harvest seed heads when you can't cut seeds with your thumbnail. Harvest seed heads with some stalk (to make for easier cleaning and hanging). Hang harvested planted in a covered, well ventilated area to continue until seeds dry thoroughly. Many of the seeds will shatter naturally - a sheet underneath will help collect those seeds.
BOTANICAL NAME: Sorghum bicolor
DESCRIPTION: A white seeded variety for grain. It can be popped, ground, cooked whole or used for brewing beer. Or used as an fodder.
The plants grow to about 4? tall and do not need staking, as lodging is not a problem. White milo seed is lower in tannins than other brown and black seeded varieties. Sorghum is very heat and drought tolerant.
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