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Old 05-11-2020, 07:28 PM
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Given that and The time of year (even if cold) I figured it was a good time to broadcast my sorghum seeds (grown last year from a bakers seed packet)

Already broadcast my amaranth and sunflowers
(I have small amounts grown "for seed" in my fenced raised beds.)
I'll keep on doing that till they have gone feral.

Noticed my nearest Jerusalem Artichoke patch had woken up also...
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Nomad, 2nd how does broadcasting crops turn out re: weeds?

Do the crops produce well even when growing amongst weeds?

Thanks!
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I would love to have Jerusalem Artichoke, but have not seen seed anywhere. Do any of you know where I can get some?
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I would love to have Jerusalem Artichoke, but have not seen seed anywhere. Do any of you know where I can get some?

Johnny's select seeds in Maine has them in stock.
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Johnny's select seeds in Maine has them in stock.
Awesome, thank you very much.
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Jerusalem artichokes spread easily and quickly. Don’t plant them in the garden. How do you sow your amaranth?
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I created a bed just for the J. arties, planted them and they got up to 3" tall before disappearing. I don't think the deer ate them. I found the remains of one shoot and it looks like it got damped off or some other problem.

Got mine from Jung. They were beautiful with seven tubers in the pound.
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You can get the Jerusalem Artichoke from Amazon.

I got some about a month ago and they’re doing pretty well.
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You can get the Jerusalem Artichoke from Amazon.

I got some about a month ago and they’re doing pretty well.
Yes, we ordered some yesterday. We will plant them this weekend.
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Nomad, 2nd how does broadcasting crops turn out re: weeds?

Do the crops produce well even when growing amongst weeds?

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I can tell you in the fall.

Least year I had a seed pack of each. I grew them for seed in my beds.

I suspect the deer will get most of them.
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Given that and The time of year (even if cold) I figured it was a good time to broadcast my sorghum seeds (grown last year from a bakers seed packet)

Already broadcast my amaranth and sunflowers
(I have small amounts grown "for seed" in my fenced raised beds.)
I'll keep on doing that till they have gone feral.

Noticed my nearest Jerusalem Artichoke patch had woken up also...
Do you know anyone who makes sorghum? I actually have a grist mill. We used to use it when I was a kid 50 years ago.
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Yes.

And and where I'm from in southern La a buddies family makes sugar cane syrup on the same equipment and slips since the 1920's. I have helped.

I have no interest in doing it at this time, but I am growing a dual use veriety, and I'll keep a few seeds going.
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Do you know anyone who makes sorghum? I actually have a grist mill. We used to use it when I was a kid 50 years ago.
https://beef2live.com/story-states-p...rghum-0-110074

I imagine any Co-op or feed store would have it by the pallet.

https://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/am_gr110.txt
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