08 September 2011

Bright spots

The last few days have been dull, cool, windy and altogether back-to-schoolish. As I type, the setting sun has made an appearance, but we haven't seen much of it recently.

There are some cheering sights around, though. At last we're getting a corn crop that people other than myself will eat. The multi-coloured variety is interesting. It's called 'Rainbow Inca Sweet'. Personally I feel it's somewhat lacking in the green and orange department for a name like that.

The goldenrod has been flowering for a few weeks now and the asters are just starting to open up to keep them company.


Esther Montgomery said...

I think I'd find the inca odd to eat, especially as there's something uplifting in the more familiar solid yellow.

Lisa from Iroquois said...

I've been looking around for an edible "Indian" corn, which is what the colored ones tend to get called. So this Inca corn is edible? Wow, where did you get the seed?

Amanda said...

Esther - the coloured kernels were so few and far between that it didn't feel any different from eating regular corn. Tasted just the same.

Lisa - this was from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds: http://rareseeds.com/rainbow-sweet-inca-corn.html