Millet seeds have served man and domestic animals as food since ancient times. The plant is known to have been grown by the lake dwellers of Switzerland in the Stone Age, and it was sown by the Chinese in religious ceremonies as early as 2700 B.C. It was millets, rather than rice, that formed important parts of prehistoric diet.

Millet is definitely the keeper's friend - it is cheap and effective. It grows easily whether shallow drilled or broadcast, so long as the ground is moist. It favour a climate similar to maize and sorghum and makes a good companion for maize, sorghum and kale, adding warmth and feed value.

Millet seed is often accused of containing contaminants like Barn Yard Millet. As a company policy we take this very seriously and scrutinise the seed quality and in some cases refuse seed lots that have been offered to us. We are extremely careful with what goes into our seed mixtures.

Growers Notes:

  • Sow at 10kg per ha but 12kg can be used for thick fludhing points.
  • Drill or broadcast 0.5 inches deep.
  • 15-18" drill rows in May to early June.
  • Use a firm fine seed, and apply herbicides as appropriate.
  • Apply 150kgs 20:8:14 n.p.k. into the seedbed if mixing. Broadcast at 8kg per ha.

Mixed Millet
Mixed Millet
Packed 10KG
£28.50