Foxtail Millet - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70°F (21°C).
SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow seeds 1/8" deep after the last frost. Cover seeds lightly. Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost date. Can be planted in individual containers and then planted out in the field without dividing or they may be seeded in seedling trays in a mix such as Redi-earth. Small seedlings can be separated and transplanted directly from seedling tray to garden or field.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Any ordinary, reasonably well-drained soil.
PLANT SPACING: 1/2-1".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh or dried: Fully open, but not yet fluffy.
USES: Excellent cut or dried flower. Good for naturalistic gardens and mixed grass plantings.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Setaria italica