(Panicum miliaceum) Annual in the Grass Family. To four feet high with lovely nodding heads of seeds. Cultivated forms first appeared in Asia and China about 7000 years ago. A gluten-free grain grown mostly for birdseed in the United States.
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. 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 300 seeds