BROOM CORN SORGHUM (Sorghum bicolor) has been grown for the strong straw it produces used for centuries (since the Dark Ages) to make brooms. First brought to America by Ben Franklin. The stalks look very much like corn, but instead of an ear they produce large seed heads, beloved by birds and very decorative in the garden or the vase. Grows 7'-10' high in a range of colors. Easy to grow and versatile! You can sprout or cook the edible seeds or grind them into flour. Great for chickens. The strong stems are great for use in your garden as supports (they weave nicely too). 110 days. 50 Seeds.
GROWING TIP: Does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Harvest the whole plant when seed heads are full.