Sorghum Millet- grains for guerrilla gardening
As some of you know, I often advocate responsible guerrilla gardening,
guerrilla gardening is planting on land that isn’t really yours – crops that someone can eat, that are not obvious to all, that are edible …
my favorite for jhb is pearl millet — or sorghum – they are really cheap – R20 a bag for 200g from these guys
Sorghum bicolor,native to Africa with many cultivated forms now, is an important crop worldwide, used for food (as grain and in sorghum syrup or “sorghum molasses”), fodder, the production of alcoholic beverages, and biofuels. Most varieties are drought- and heat-tolerant, and are especially important in arid regions, where the grain is one of the staples for poor and rural people. These varieties form important components of pastures in many tropical regions. Sorghum bicolor is an important food crop in Africa, Central America, and South Asia and is the “fifth most important cereal crop grown in the world”.
Sorghum grows really well here and can provide grains for bread and other things, and is not immediately recognizable to most of the population as food , so its a good back-up crop.
Plant the crop on open land and let it grow, and reseed itself . Obviously don’t choose invasive crops and be responsible.