Millet, Juosves (Organic)
Panicum miliaceum. Proso millet.
Proso millet is a good edible grain for those with gluten allergies, if you can manage to hull it. Great as bird seed if you cannot. Large seeds have red-orange hulls. Juosves millet is very drought tolerant and is easy to grow. Sprays make attractive additions to bouquets. Variety given to the Seed Ambassadors Project by the Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture, Dotnuva, Lithuania.
Direct sow to 2”- 6” centers in weed free, well prepared soil mid-May to early July, or when danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed to 65°F. Millet is frost sensitive. Fertility and irrigation needs are low.
Harvest and Seed Saving
Harvest for grain or seed saving when seeds are dry and plants are no longer green. The birds will tell you when the seed is ripe. Dance, rub, or flail seeds from seedhead. Winnow to clean. Millet is primarily self-pollinating, only minimal isolation is required for seed saving.