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Glass Corn

This spring I noticed several references to an ornamental corn variety called ‘Glass Gem’ aka ‘Carl’s Glass Gem’. When the opportunity arose to try out some starts, I couldn’t resist. I learned that this is a “flint corn”, so it is not great for fresh eating. It is suitable for popcorn and for grinding into […]

Mason Bees

For years people have relied on and contributed crop production/pollination to honeybees. Now, more and more farmers and homeowners are raising solitary Mason bees to do the job since they are much more efficient and effective at the job. There are a large number of lesser known bees that also make excellent pollinators, but the […]