Proso millet

Did you know? Proso millet is a relatively low-demanding crop and diseases are not known. Consequently, it is often used in organic farming systems in Europe.
Common name : Proso millet
Scientific name : Panicum miliaceum
Family : Poaceae
Category : Veggies
Type of plant : Annual
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
Minimal water
Minimal water
Panicum miliaceum - proso millet - is a grass species used as a crop.

Sowing & planting

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 30 - 150
pH 6 - 7

Sow my proso millet

Prepare the soil by breaking up the clods on the top of the soil, and push the coarser elements over to the edges with a rake. The smaller the seeds, the more you need to get a finer result. Sow seeds of less than 2mm in line or on the fly. For seeds between 2 and 4 mm, sow them in line with a few centimeters space in between. Finally, sow the large seeds in a heap: dig a little hole and put 2 to 5 seeds in it. Cover the seeds 2-3 times their height, add some sand if your soil is very heavy.

Water my proso millet

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Remove my proso millet

At the end of the season, you can tear off this annual plant without any qualms: it will not grow again next year.

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