This year my husband asked me if we could expand our garden to include popcorn. I have never grown popcorn, but it certainly sounded fun! We chose a multi-colored popcorn and harvested the corn when the stalks had dried out. And look what I’ve learned about popcorn: you can tell when the kernels are ready to pop because they take on a dull sheen and are impossible to scratch with your fingernail. I feel like a real farmer already! Once we removed the kernels, we found them a little too wet for popping, so we are letting them dry out for a week or two before storing them for later popping!
Surely I’m not the only one who thinks that growing popcorn is fun! If you’re interested in receiving a packet of organic heirloom popcorn seeds to grow in your own garden, just leave me a comment below saying so. One commenter will be chosen on Thursday, September 29 to receive popcorn seeds for planting next spring.
I’ll give the winner instructions for growing corn when I send the seed.
Have a great day!