From suburban lawn to backyard homestead…with ducks. A journal by Lori Fontanes
Broom corn, almost ready for Halloween rides.
Copyright 2015, Lori Fontanes
autumn, back-to-nature, Halloween, holidays, home, nature, organic gardening, photography
October 17, 2015
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Hope you had a good harvest from your garden.
So sorry for the loss of your Miss Fannie.
Thanks, David! It’s been a tough month/year. And, yes, the harvest went well. Only the broom corn still standing tall.
Is broom corn just decorative or can you eat it?
As far as I know, no. It’s actually a sorghum and the variety I grew is intended for ornamental uses. I think some people give the seeds to wild birds but so far, no birds have been interested in our plants which sorta tells me something. (The goldfinches were all over the sunflowers, for example.) Will definitely use the stalks for broom-making, tho! It’s totally cool–like having a “tool” grow from the ground. Now if they could only grow toasters. 😉
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