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
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 ¼" 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"