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Weed'Em and Reap Dinner Social Time Again...This Friday!

Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 3:21 PM
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  • If anyone is looking for seeds of anykind let us know.....we might just have a few somewhere.....I'm starting my collection for next year already....Thinking I'll try some "Red" and "Pearl" corn this time....Got to locate the Pearl yet though......it's a multi-colored variety!.....ever heard of it?

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Sep 20, 2016, at 3:28 PM
  • There are several varieties of pearl corn. Are you looking at the ornamental or eating? I guess ornamental is edible as well, just more for the "looks" than the taste.

    I may do some more seed "cleaning" for next meeting. I hope everyone will try the ones brought to the last meeting. Sorry I could not stay.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 21, 2016, at 7:15 AM
  • I reread your comment about multi-colored. Sorry, I missed that the first time through.

    So the answer is no, I have not tried it. Certainly makes for a beautiful picture.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Sep 21, 2016, at 7:17 AM
  • I figured that the Pearl corn would make a colorful dish as a side for a meal......you are right though, it is some beautiful stuff!.....I just hope I can find some, haven't tried yet but I'll eventually get around to it!.......Okay, I just looked it up....the Pearl corn in my brain is only a hybrid of what My mind's eye was picturing....what I was realing meaning was "Glass Gem Corn"....I'll post the link below so you can see what I am talking about!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Sep 21, 2016, at 11:01 AM
  • -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Sep 21, 2016, at 11:02 AM
  • It seems to be available from seeds Trust and Native seeds.....sorry about the multiple post here I have a laptop keyboard isuue and have to do some task on it combined with my Ipad......oh well, multi-tasking seems to get there eventually I reckon!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Sep 21, 2016, at 11:08 AM
  • I can't find if the Gem corn will hold true to color after cooking.

    It is also carried by Baker Creekhttp://www.rareseeds.com/glass-gem-corn-/

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 22, 2016, at 10:49 PM
  • Excellent question!......I'll email Baker Creek and see what kind of answer I get.....maybe they know but, with most vegetables I have dealt with, if blanched and shocked in an ice bath as a first cooking method it should....most of us here in the South tend to overcook all veggies but, we are slowly changing that...if we keep those colors in, our bodies sure like it better!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Fri, Sep 23, 2016, at 9:02 AM
  • Maybe not tonight, but by next meeting for sure I need to start lightening up my load of indoor plants again. I have a problem with rooting parts that fall off during the year. :-)

    I was watering some of them yesterday and just started wondering WHY I keep doing it.

    On the list will be at least two Boston ferns, one or two corn plants, a jade or two, variegated spider (airplane) and maybe a few peace Lilies.

    In all honesty, they won't be in our best pots and may need re-potting but if you have interest, let me know.

    Sure would like it if the heat broke soon. I fall apart quickly in this stuff so I refuse to go out to do anything major.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Sep 23, 2016, at 1:38 PM
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