Corn or maizs also has a botanical name, Zea mays. It is derived from the Spanish name for corn “maize”. Corn is a grass originating in Mexico and Central America. Along with rice and wheat corn is one of the top 3 cereal crops grown in the world weighing in at 844.4 million metric tons grown and harvested every year. But we know all know about big industrial farming and it’s cultural problems. That is one reason we want to grow our own food and vegetables, corn included if we can. Besides… it’s fun, different and the way open minded persons are going these days. Corn was domesticated in Mexico and Central America more than 7,000 years ago from the wild. Those were the days… right?. No not really. They had no cars, TVs, movies on Saturday night or worries. (excuse me if I am getting off subject) Corn is bisexual having both male and female parts (monoecious). Thank good I’m not monoecious. I do love “my better half”.

Corn is not normally thought of as a potted plant that can be grown in a container. So when you do, the neighbors are going to know you are thinking out of the box. Depending on your neighborhood, that could be good or bad. But have you heard? Out-of-the-box thinking is in vogue now. They will be surprised when the Baby Blue Jade Organic Corn gets no taller than a baseball bat. It gives off fat baby blue ears at harvest time.

Check Out the List of Corny Plants below. Some are baby and some are not. But We have a big Hydro-Organic Container that will take it. Have some fun, eat well and laugh a lot.