|Project by daltxguy||posted 10-22-2013 05:46 PM||1675 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I’ve grown this before but in a milder climate.
This year’s experiment in my zone 4 garden was to grow broom corn.
I only started a few seeds more on a whim than an actual bona fide scientfic experiment. ( I wanted to find out if a couple of seeds still hanging on to my broom would still germinate).
The seeds germinated and grew quickly and so I transferred it to the garden.
Although it relied heavily on favourable weather from Sept 1 on to the end of Oct, it did eventually reach about 2.5m (8ft) and a seed head formed.
I whacked it off today as we are expecting freezing temps every night this week until April of next year, probably.
I have no idea how well it does in the freezing temps but I didn’t want to lose the seed head.
I will test next year if they are viable and plant some more.
If all is well, then I will plant a long row next summer and be ready for when my current broom wears out!
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