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Organic Sugar Drip Sorghum

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organic chioggia beetsOrganic Sugar Drip Sorghum

3 grams

Early, 102 days to harvest

Approximately 100-120 sweet sorghum seeds per package.  One ounce will plant a 50 foot row.  Three pounds of Sugar Drip sorghum will plant an acre.

One of the earliest sorghum to produce.  Grows 9-12' tall.  Plant May-June.  Sweet sorghum is one of the most sensitive crop plants to acid soils. Before planting sweet sorghum, make sure that the soil pH is greater than 5.8.

Sugar Drip Sorghum produces 168 gallons of syrup per acre.  It is a very light amber color compared to other sweet sorghums.  Some prefer it over others because the taste is not so strong or "iron" flavored.  One of my favorite sorghum syrups for the flavor!!

What a fantastic Sorghum for so many uses.  Harvest for syrup.  Feed the left over canes/leaves as silage to goats or cows.  Save the seed heads for the chickens! 

Processing Sweet Sorghum for Syrup

Simple threshing techniques:

Quinoa Growing Instructions

With it's origins in the high Andean plateau, quinoa is best adapted to cooler climates, but will grow in almost any moderate climate.  Keep in mind that those with hot summers may have reduced yields.  Quinoa doesn't like it's roots wet so make sure the soil doesn't stay inundated with water.  Plant 1/2 to 1" deep (depending on soil moisture) into a well prepared seed bed in late spring.  Space plants 3-4" apart on 24" rows for a single-headed crop.  For maximum yield, space plants 12" apart on 24" rows for multi branched plants.  Keep the soil moist while germinating.  
Quinoa spends it's first few weeks developing roots, so be vigilant to keep the soil weeded, or weeds can quickly take over a plot. Once the plants start to mature, the seeds will mature from the top of the plant down, allowing for an extended harvest.  If you wait until the whole plant is mature, the top seeds can shatter and be lost, so it's best to harvest the seed heads as they mature from the top down.  
Thresh into a clean bucket or garbage can by hitting the seed head against the side, or rubbing the seed head between gloved hands.  Quinoa contains a saponin coating that will need to be rinsed off before eating.  Before eating, soak the seeds for a few minutes, and then place the seeds into a colander under running water until no more foam forms.  
Quinoa seeding rate is about 10/lb per acre with yields normally between 1,000-3,000 lb per acre
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