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Experiments in backyard agriculture continue

Striped Japonica, a Japanese heirloom flint corn went into the ground today.

Next winter’s corn bread and polenta? Maybe. I have not grown this before but picked it because:


1) flint. I grow corn primarily for winter grinding not fresh eating. Currently I’m grinding Hopi Blue corn (2018 harvest) and Cherokee White Eagle (2019 harvest)


2) the promised decorative nature of the plant with variegated leaves and stems. The area I have picked is alongside the wash line so visited often, and it is in full view, through double glass doors, of kitchen and yoga studio. I am planting to offset a flat back wall vista.

Thinking about a food forest being beautiful and life enhancing in multiple ways. Grateful for the Green Man Gardens design And for rare seeds to experiment with.

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