Sorghum the Perfect Prepper Grain – Epi-3282
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Sorghum is a highly versatile crop that has been cultivated for thousands of years and has become an essential food source in many parts of the world. Its earliest known cultivation dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was used to make bread and beer.
There are lots of reasons for preppers and homesteaders to consider growing sorghum. Sorghum is highly resilient and can grow in various conditions. It is drought-tolerant, making it an excellent crop to grow in arid areas where other crops may not survive. It is also resistant to pests and diseases, making it easier to grow without the need for chemical pesticides.
Sorghum is also highly adaptable and can be grown in a variety of soil types. This versatility means that it can be grown in many different locations, making it a reliable food source or livestock feed for preppers who may need to relocate due to changing circumstances. Additionally, sorghum can be stored for long periods without losing its nutritional value, making it a great crop for food and feed storage needs.
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- An ancient grain grown in Africa and the Mid East for thousands of years
- Easy to hand process
- More nutrient than any other grains
- Highly drought tolerant
- Can handle broad temp ranges and swings
- Grows well in marginal soils that do not grow other grains or crops well
- High potential to become a perennial grain
- Uses that make this perfect for peppers
- As a food source, gluten free but you can make breads, porridges, etc.
- Livestock feed, poultry love it and you can just throw them the heads
- Once dried it stores easily
- The sap is of course sugar source
- The grain can be used to make moonshine/fuel, so can the sap
- The biomass his massive for compost/mulch and or biochar
- The root mass is also huge and improves soil
- Once you grow a crop you are seed secure forever
- High level of pest resistance
- Silage can also be a great feed source
- Cut and come again in warm climates
- There are no GMO sorghums (yet)
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Do you have a favorite seed source for Sorghum seed?
Not really. I had to buy from two places I never heard of this year because the two varieties I wanted were not in stock in my normal place.
GMO is just gain of function research, what could possibly go wrong?
Dumb question, is https://hosstools.com/product/sorghum-sudangrass/ the same thing? Trying to find which seeds you mentioned in the pod cast.
Basic answer as I get the question is no, in reality sort of.
Types of sorghum I mentioned were
Mennonite Sorghum http://bit.ly/3m9bWDS
White African Sorghum http://bit.ly/3nIqXNo
These are grain sorghums but also really dual purpose. You can make syrup if you wanted and had the equipment from them but they are also excellent grain varieties.
Sudan Grass x Sorghums are hybrids of the two plants, Sudan Grass is closely related to sorghum but these are not grain or sugar crops, they are cover crops, silage crops or grazing crops, depending on variety and use.
The compound in Waco that puts on the Homestead Fair every fall grows and sells sorghum. I believe they also sell it as a popping grain-like popcorn.