Anyone growing millet ?

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Anyone growing millet ?

Post by JM » Fri, 02 Aug 2002 08:26:00



Our millet crop is just about ready and I have been giving some to our
***atiels. The millet is supposed to be picked, then dried, then fed to the
birds, but they love it fresh off the plant! They eat everything including
the stem!

We grew a 10x20 area of millet this year (spaced 8" apart) and we will
probably have enough millet to last through the winter!

Anyone else growing millet? It is real easy to grow, we got enough seeds
from 1 piece of store bought millet! I will be growing it every year from
now on.

Scott

 
 
 

Anyone growing millet ?

Post by DragonFireWat » Fri, 02 Aug 2002 11:58:46


yah i have relized that mine loves picking at the millet just to get to the
stem...  but i am not sure if it is dried or not.. i get it from the
petstore...
 
 
 

Anyone growing millet ?

Post by oldmoll » Fri, 02 Aug 2002 23:01:17



Quote:
> Our millet crop is just about ready and I have been giving some to our
>***atiels. The millet is supposed to be picked, then dried, then fed to
the
> birds, but they love it fresh off the plant! They eat everything including
> the stem!

> We grew a 10x20 area of millet this year (spaced 8" apart) and we will
> probably have enough millet to last through the winter!

> Anyone else growing millet? It is real easy to grow, we got enough seeds
> from 1 piece of store bought millet! I will be growing it every year from
> now on.

> Scott

 I would love to be able to grow it but I understand it needs a long hot
sunny summer, and I have to face the fact that here in UK that is just not
likely :-(
I wonder if I could try some in the greenhouse or a sheltered area.

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Anyone growing millet ?

Post by NaDeana Chaul » Sat, 03 Aug 2002 02:31:08


You could try starting millet indoors in the spring and then
transferring it outside in June? July? If I remember correctly you guys
have the same sort of weather that we have in NF, except without the snow.
Quote:



>>Our millet crop is just about ready and I have been giving some to our
>>cockatiels. The millet is supposed to be picked, then dried, then fed to

>the

>>birds, but they love it fresh off the plant! They eat everything including
>>the stem!

>>We grew a 10x20 area of millet this year (spaced 8" apart) and we will
>>probably have enough millet to last through the winter!

>>Anyone else growing millet? It is real easy to grow, we got enough seeds
>>from 1 piece of store bought millet! I will be growing it every year from
>>now on.

>>Scott

> I would love to be able to grow it but I understand it needs a long hot
>sunny summer, and I have to face the fact that here in UK that is just not
>likely :-(
>I wonder if I could try some in the greenhouse or a sheltered area.

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Anyone growing millet ?

Post by JM » Mon, 05 Aug 2002 04:13:19


That's what I do, here in New England. I start it in the house near the end
of March and then plant outside in May.


Quote:
> You could try starting millet indoors in the spring and then
> transferring it outside in June? July? If I remember correctly you guys
> have the same sort of weather that we have in NF, except without the snow.




> >>Our millet crop is just about ready and I have been giving some to our
> >>cockatiels. The millet is supposed to be picked, then dried, then fed to

> >the

> >>birds, but they love it fresh off the plant! They eat everything
including
> >>the stem!

> >>We grew a 10x20 area of millet this year (spaced 8" apart) and we will
> >>probably have enough millet to last through the winter!

> >>Anyone else growing millet? It is real easy to grow, we got enough seeds
> >>from 1 piece of store bought millet! I will be growing it every year
from
> >>now on.

> >>Scott

> > I would love to be able to grow it but I understand it needs a long hot
> >sunny summer, and I have to face the fact that here in UK that is just
not
> >likely :-(
> >I wonder if I could try some in the greenhouse or a sheltered area.

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