Millet - Limelight
Setaria italica. Limelight millet is a hulled foxtail-type, later to mature than our other foxtail millet, but much larger and more productive. Uniform in height (3-5', depending on conditions) and bloom time, it is wonderfully ornamental but also nutritious as a grain for humans, chickens, or wild birds. Stalks emerge lime green and ripen to gold. Grind into a high-protein, gluten-free flour, feed the whole stalks to chickens, or harvest some for bouquets and leave some in the field for over-wintering wild birds. Direct sow in late spring in wide rows or blocks to hold the plants up.