Tereza Okava wrote:It is excellent rabbit fodder, even if you don't let it go to the end of the seed production cycle. I have a few crops I plant for forage and soil improvement, and sorghum is one (black oats and forage radish are others). The rabbits are absolutely crazy about it.
KC, because my space is so small, I often "coppice" it (cut individuals before they are fully mature and let them grow back) and often can get two harvests. You might find that helpful if you're just testing with a small plot and feeding it to chickens.
Timothy Markus wrote:It looks very interesting to me. I've got a worn out hay field and a cleared sections of alders that I need to improve. It's also clay with a hardpan, so I need plants to start to work away at it.
I'm also intrigued by sorghum beer. I think I'll give that a shot if I can grow some.
Nathanael Szobody wrote:
Sounds like your hay field is a good candidate for sweet sorghum. But as for beer, you'll want to try a grain variety of sorghum. Since sweet sorghum leaves loads of sugar in the stalk, there's less starch in the seed, and it's really hard to thresh. But any other variety of sorghum should do.
Timothy Markus wrote:I'm also intrigued by sorghum beer. I think I'll give that a shot if I can grow some.