Millet, Hell's Canyon
(Setaria italica) Annual in the Grass Family. Native to Africa, this is a variety of “finger” millet. Reddish-green plants with variegated foliage, to four feet high. Quite ornamental. Seed is reddish-tan.
Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Direct-seed in the garden when all danger of frost has passed. Thin to 6″ apart in rows 1 foot apart. Drought-tolerant once established. Protect from birds in ripening stage with remay cover, flashy tape, or whatever works. Our biggest challenge in growing this crop was in protecting the seeds from birds. For harvest, cut heads from plant and dry on screens or hung in bundles with a tarp underneath. Thresh by stomping on heads, winnow by pouring bucket-to-bucket in front of a fan.
Contains 100 seeds