Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Growing Sorghum in Putrajaya Malaysia.

I have tried planting different crops again and again. Now its SORGHUM, with seeds bought through ebay. I germinated a few, and quickly got them in the ground November last year. Monsoon was just starting then.  Sorghum grew with nature, with regular monsoon rainfall.  Now, weather is moving towards drier period, so we have to water them twice , morning and late afternoon.


Sorghum, 6 inches apart

Sorghum flowering

Sorghum

Update 14.1.2016 - The weather wasn't too hot as yesterday, with cloud forming later half of the day. It drizzled  around 8.00pm. It's my day off today. I managed to plant 16 marigold seedlings in between okras. I hope they become companions. The rest of sorghum were planted too, completing the second trial of 18 seedlings. The first trial, are almost at the final stage, with 7 stalks of sorghum flowers swaying under the hot sun.

Bangchik and kakdah
Putrajaya Presint 8

20 comments:

  1. salam bang chik, good to hear that you are back into action. they look like corn, do we eat the seeds? I heard the dry season only ends in march. hope the corps will get through the season.

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    1. Salam wanie... haha.. i am trying to get back blogging rhythm. Sorghum grow like corns, but little fruits/grains stay at the top. Sorghum can be eaten, in fact in some parts of Africa, its their staple food.

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  2. This plant is really new to me! Hope you harvest many of them ;)

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    1. Very easy to grow.... its my first attempt, lets see how's the harvest like. Hopefully there's a lot to give away.

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  3. Happy new year BK, never seen any, it looks nice with blue sky :)

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    1. Happy new year to you too and your family. Sorghum isn't popular in Malaysia yet.

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  4. wah cantiknya, salam kenal bangcik dan kakdah

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    1. Salam kenal juga. Sorghum macam jagong juga cuma bijirin letak di puncak, bukan dicelah daun macam jagong.

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  5. Pertamakali dengar pasal pokok ni. Pokok dan bunganya seakan jagung..harap ada kisah lanjutannya nanti.

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    1. Sorghum jenis grass, sama macam jagong. Setakat ini nampak macam senang saja pertumbuhannya. Hujung bulan November tanam, bulan Januari bunga dah keluar, saya jangka sebulan lagi boleh tuai.

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  6. Lamanya tk visit kebun bangchik and kakdah.Dah pindah balik ke Putrajaya ya...ini depan foodcourt p8 ya..Alhamdulillah nnt dapat kami intai intai kebun bang chik hehe.Selamat berkebun

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    1. Cik manggis..... rumah jenis macam tu cuma di presint 8 je. Kebun kami macam kebun orang lain juga, cuma saya cerita berlebih-lebih.... ha ha.

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  7. Hopefully cuaca tahun 2016 ini sama seperti tahun 2015.
    Tahun 2014 was really bad for the plants.

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    1. Hopefully good weather will stay right through 2016. We should grow more....

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  8. Hi. I am very interested in getting some sorghum seeds off you. I eat sorghum and cereals made of it from Australia. My workplace is inside MARDI and maybe I can ask for a space...a wee bit to try growing this.
    Many thanks

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    1. sorry for late reply..., if you are interested i can post a few sorghum seeds to you. Address?

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    2. Its provent in Malaysia.planted 45ec in Malaysia

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  9. Mcm mana? Dah tuai me? Kwn sy dekat Africa bust molasses bends ni..btgnya ..

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    1. Pokok tu dah tuai.... Sekarang ni generasi ke 3 baru tumbuh 1 kaki tinggi..., mungkin boleh cuba buat molasses lepas ini!!

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  10. 3 to 4 months baru boleh tuai. Sorghum tanaman yg boleh di tanam di tanah tidak subur. Banyak kegunaannya

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