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Postby duck slayer02 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:38 am

Can you plant millet without draining the pond that you are planting it on? Can you just throw it out on the water? will it sink and be able to grow? I need help for planting it in a small pond that i cant drain.
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Postby DoubleBayou » Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:15 pm

Not recommended. plant it and once established it will continue to grow after being flooded.

But it is difficult to to get it to take hold in the water. There would be alot of seed loss.
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Postby Rat Creek » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:50 pm

I don't think it will work. Japanese millet does well in moist conditions, but I don't think it can grow standing in water. I think rice would be a better option in the very shallow areas.
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Postby captainduckhead » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:59 pm

DoubleBayou wrote:Not recommended. plant it and once established it will continue to grow after being flooded.

But it is difficult to to get it to take hold in the water. There would be alot of seed loss.

That's the reason I've had such low success with that stuff. Thank you! Wild rice too I'll bet. Maybe I should read the instructions. I'm still trying to hook up the VCR I bought in 1989. :thumbsup:
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Postby David » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:02 pm

http://www.seedland.com/mm5/merchant.mv ... WGMILL-JAP

Don't flood to above the leaves or it will die. Best to wait until it seeds out then flood.
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Postby olddkguide » Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:12 pm

Excellent advise, David.
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