Millet, Auksés (Organic)
$3.50 – $32.00
Setaria italica. Foxtail millet.
Foxtail millet is the type used for bird food. Small seeds have yellow hulls that must be removed before humans can eat it (not an easy task). Very easy to grow, but difficult to save seed from unless you have zero birds in your garden (but who would want that?!). Try using it as a cut flower, feeding it to chickens and ducks, or fermenting it into beer. Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by The Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture in Dotnuva, Lithuania. The breeder there had been working with millets since long before the collapse of the Soviet Union and he said the birds at the zoo prefer his varieties.