Earth Tone Indian Corn

Monek Marie
Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

I grew the most beautiful "Earth Tone" Indian corn this year. Its an heirloom and can be used as a dent corn or ground in to flour. I'll have to give that a try.

I will also be saving some seed for next year. Its already in the sold out catagory in the seed catalog..

I love growing Indian corn for ther adventure and color it adds to a garden. I also craft with Indian Corn too

I also grew a small amount of popcorn. Its my first year attempting that. I think I need to let it dry for 3 months before using it.


  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Denise Grant Where did you order this seed from, that they're out of stock? I've always been curious about Indian Corn. I read the books by Carol Deppe; The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity and The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times. I know she discuses ancient corn varieties in the The Resilient Gardener. And I've been interested in learning more about ancient corn since. My body doesn't tolerate the corn varieties of today but hopefully it would be ok with an ancient type. Here's to hoping that's true.😊

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JennyT I ordered from Victory seeds. Thye are out and so is Johnnys seeds. There are several more companies that sell this variety and I have some seed I saved that I would share.

    Indian corn fascinates me too and it is a lot different than the newer modified corns. It may not bother you.

    I like saving the heirloom varieties of seed and learning its history. I have read Carol Deppe's Book - wonderful read!