On June 22nd, We harvested our Glass Gem Corn from our urban garden. These corn seeds were given to us to grow from a fellow you-tuber named Robin Simmons. This unique corn is different colored on each kernel and each cob is uniquely different from the next. The rainbow color is vibrant and eye chillingly beautiful.
The corn became popular in 2012 when a picture was posted on Facebook and it when viral. The gemcorn was developed by a native American Indian trying to find his heritage thru agriculture. A friend named Schoen then was able to get the seeds and grew a little each year until today we have this Rainbow Corn, or Glass Gem Corn.
This glass gem seed will be used to make popcorn, it is a flint corn, for our family. We will also be giving away some to spread the heritage of the Indian culture. My wife and kids are registered Cherokee and I want to keep their heritage alive by passing down seeds to the next generation of non gmo corn.
After the Tomato Video: Sunny Gürl, we got several comments on how we crossed breed our tomato plant. This is a “how to” video on how to cross breed tomatoes.
We crossed a Brandywine Studdeth Tomato with a Black Krim Tomato. By doing so we hope to increase the size of the Black Krim from a 12 oz – 15 oz size to a 2 pound tomato. We named this new F1 Hybrid Black Wine. But we are asking for your help with our new name, leave a comment below and the best name will receive seeds from this cross. The tomato name contest ends August 15, 2014
When breeding plants you don’t know what you are going to get on the other side of a cross and that is the appealing part.The game is to wait and see.
Here is some more information that I found about Cross Breeding Plants:
Slug is the name for a shell-less earth gastropod mollusc.
Slugs live in the earth and usually eat plants and other decaying matter. Slugs can be controlled with salt and iron phosphate how ever salt will effect plants in your garden.
Will Diatomeaceous Earth kill or slow down slugs in your garden?
OneYardRevolution had a great video demo stating this issue and this video is the Vegitate version to that question.