Yep, more millet questions

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  1. gimp

    gimp Senior Refuge Member

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    Can someone give me some advice on how to work the ground for planting? Best way to plant? How long to wait until flooding? We planted some last year and it didn't come very well at all.
     
  2. likesbigspreads

    likesbigspreads Elite Refuge Member

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    We just broadcast it on wet mud. The stuff that hit the water floated around untill it found mud. We did this the weekend of July 4th and it was ready by Sept 1st or so. We are going to wait untill about the 3rd week in July to plant this year. I am at the understanding that it will grow in water as long as the water does not go over the top of it.
     
  3. UNCDUCKMAN

    UNCDUCKMAN Elite Refuge Member

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    Millit burns out quick so it is best to plant in late Aug here so that it lasts till the season. Once it makes a head you can flood it as long as the head stays above water.

    As far as working the ground. We disk, plant, fertilize, and disk again
     
  4. gimp

    gimp Senior Refuge Member

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    So if I have a spot that I can leave flooded all summer, would it be best to drain it right before planting? Do I even need to work the soil if I spread it right on that freshly drained soil?
     
  5. Doemsomedamage

    Doemsomedamage Elite Refuge Member

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    nothin as easy as growing jap millet. just broadcast it with your hand on the mud, dirt, water or anything and it'll grow. The stuff grew on old wet socks in the bed of my truck. it dosen't get any easier to achieve good results.

    Yes. broadcast it on the wet soil after you drain, no need to work the ground.
     
  6. gimp

    gimp Senior Refuge Member

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    I appreciate the help.
     
  7. MARSH_HUNTR

    MARSH_HUNTR Elite Refuge Member

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    plant it around middle or late august here, you honestly don't have to do crap...just broadcast it either by hand or using a broadcaster, that stuff will grow on a rock:l
     

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