Plant and Seed Trading forum: FREE Glass Gem corn seeds (US only)

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Mar 21, 2016 5:04 PM CST
From plants grown by me in 2015. Send me a tree mail with your address.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 22, 2016 6:03 AM CST
What does this plant look like? I have never heard of it before. I will look here on ATP then google it and see if I can find a picture.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 22, 2016 6:11 AM CST
I did find pictures. It looks very interesting. Does yours look like Indian corn or is it light yellow? Can you eat Glass Gem corn? I was thinking about planting some Indian corn this year. I have left over ears from several years ago. I will trade you some of my Indian corn for some of your Glass Gem Corn. If you don't want any of mine, I would still like to try some of yours. I will send you a tree mail.
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carenjean
Mar 22, 2016 6:39 AM CST
Sent you tree mail.
Name: Ann
PA (Zone 6b)
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AnnofPA
Mar 22, 2016 7:00 AM CST
What a generous offer! I'm growing pod corn this year, or I'd love to partake of your offer. Glass gem corn is on my list for next year, only because I saw it after I received the pod corn.

Would love to see pics of yours.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Mar 22, 2016 9:52 AM CST
AnnofPA said:What a generous offer! I'm growing pod corn this year, or I'd love to partake of your offer. Glass gem corn is on my list for next year, only because I saw it after I received the pod corn.

Would love to see pics of yours.




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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Mar 22, 2016 9:55 AM CST
gardenglassgems said:I did find pictures. It looks very interesting. Does yours look like Indian corn or is it light yellow? Can you eat Glass Gem corn? I was thinking about planting some Indian corn this year. I have left over ears from several years ago. I will trade you some of my Indian corn for some of your Glass Gem Corn. If you don't want any of mine, I would still like to try some of yours. I will send you a tree mail.


They say it's popcorn, but I've tried popping some kernels and not all pop well, I've been growing to save seed for 3 years now so I haven't tried much. I don't think they can be eaten when first ripe, instructions said harvest when husk is brown and corn is hard as it gains color as the husk dries more and more. I've been trying to get bigger kernels so this year see what grows! 🙂
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KimKing
Mar 22, 2016 9:21 PM CST
I would love some Keith, sent you a tree mail if you see anything on my list you would like in exchange let me know, I have most available in seeds. Thanks so much, Kim
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Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Mar 22, 2016 9:35 PM CST
sent you a tree mail!!! Thank you so much!!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Kathy Groves
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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katgroves
Mar 24, 2016 4:36 PM CST
Keith,
Do you think that they would grow in 5 gallon buckets?
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Mar 24, 2016 10:45 PM CST
katgroves said:Keith,
Do you think that they would grow in 5 gallon buckets?


It's possible, my plants some got over 8 feet high that's the concern they may get knocked over if in pots.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Apr 2, 2016 4:47 AM CST
@keithp2012 I received my seeds yesterday in the mail. Thank you. I am not sure where I will plant them but I will find a spot. How far apart should the seeds be from each other and how far apart are the rows. Would I plant 2 seeds per hole or just one? Sorry about all the questions.
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Apr 2, 2016 9:39 PM CST
gardenglassgems said:@keithp2012 I received my seeds yesterday in the mail. Thank you. I am not sure where I will plant them but I will find a spot. How far apart should the seeds be from each other and how far apart are the rows. Would I plant 2 seeds per hole or just one? Sorry about all the questions.


Rows 2 feet apart, seed a foot apart. One seed per hole.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Apr 3, 2016 10:07 AM CST
I've got plenty of seed left!
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Apr 16, 2016 10:36 PM CST
More seed left!
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Apr 20, 2016 10:16 PM CST
Lots of seed left (I grew too much I think!)

Planting season is approaching! 🌽
Name: Deb

Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Dog Lover Region: Illinois
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Windigo
Apr 21, 2016 6:08 AM CST
I grew your Glass Gem corn last year, and it was pretty neat! Most of my plants got destroyed when I had a new roof put on the house, and even though I asked the workers to protect my plants, they didn't. But the few ears I did get were so pretty. I didn't get all my seed planted last year, so I'm hoping it will still be viable this year. If not, I've got the ears I grew myself.

To anyone thinking of taking Keith up on his offer, he is very generous with his seeds, and these are definitely worth trying out!

Deb
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Apr 21, 2016 9:59 AM CST
Windigo said:I grew your Glass Gem corn last year, and it was pretty neat! Most of my plants got destroyed when I had a new roof put on the house, and even though I asked the workers to protect my plants, they didn't. But the few ears I did get were so pretty. I didn't get all my seed planted last year, so I'm hoping it will still be viable this year. If not, I've got the ears I grew myself.

To anyone thinking of taking Keith up on his offer, he is very generous with his seeds, and these are definitely worth trying out!

Deb


What colors did you get?
Name: Deb

Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Dog Lover Region: Illinois
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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Windigo
Apr 21, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Mine looked almost identical to the ears you posted. Primarily shades of yellow with some reds and maroons, and few kernels in shades of blue/green. One plant was pure white, and I was so excited about that, but it only got to about 4" tall before it died.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Apr 21, 2016 12:16 PM CST
Windigo said:Mine looked almost identical to the ears you posted. Primarily shades of yellow with some reds and maroons, and few kernels in shades of blue/green. One plant was pure white, and I was so excited about that, but it only got to about 4" tall before it died.


Wow a white seedling, that's cool! I didn't get any blue kernels last year but got yellow, white, maroon, purple, and striped, still a good variety!

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