William Bronson wrote:
Larisa Walk wrote: We dry the seed heads on cloth "hammocks", shelves made from shear curtain-type fabric that lets air circulate but doesn't let the seed through. The hammocks have EMT (electrical metal tubing) on either side to stiffen them and are hung by chains in our sun porch. We use this same setup for drying sorghum and can be used for corn and beans if needed.
Sounds like set up worth copying, any chance you have pictures to share?
Which variety is best for grain harvesting, considering I am in the tropics with heavy, acidic clay soil?
Hans, I can't grow millet. Let me reword that: I can GROW millet, if I want to feed the wild birds. There isn't anything left to harvest. The birds don't seem to bother the amaranth, but like I said, this is a leaf vegetable variety, and doesn't make a very impressive seed head.