Glass Gem Corn

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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.

You can learn about the creation of the corn here.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-story-behind-glass-gem-corn-2013-10?op=1

You can find her channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Gardeninggirl1107

The YouTube Gardener Spotlight of the Week is
https://www.youtube.com/user/praxxus55712

Glass Gem Corn

I scream, You Scream, We all scream for…

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Recipe to make Orange Sherbet Ice Cream. This recipe requires only 2 simple ingredients to make this super summer time treat.

To make our orange version of sherbet, combine 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 two liter of orange soda in an ice cream maker.

Mix for 20-30 Minutes. Enjoy

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http://www.youtube.com/user/Calikim29

 

 

How We Cross Breed Our Tomatoes

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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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_breeding
http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/vista/html_pubs/PLBREED/pl_breed.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/p/plant_breeding.htm

You can also find a video on YouTube from Gardening In Norway as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vydxMrMRkLA

Check out Alderman Farms here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/AldermanFarms

Bush Early Girl and Sunny Goliath - Cross Breeding Tomatoes

Talladega Slugs – Does Diatomaceous Earth Deter Slugs In Your Garden?

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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.

Check out Patrick Dolan’s Video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7u40KTieeA

And his channel too.
https://www.youtube.com/user/OneYardRevolution

Other References On Slugs:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug
http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Garden-Slugs
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/slugs/

Slug on a table