Tupper Lake, November 6, 2012 by Jeff Boucher

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Just a little more than a year ago, I was the lucky guy who won a pack of heirloom popcorn seeds from Paula at The Dishing Divine.

The seeds were tucked away with our other seeds and needless to say, I almost forgot about them until mid-June.
Our growing season in the Adirondacks is 90 days give or take, so I was worried they wouldn't produce, but what's to lose, right?

So in the garden they went, they germinated, the cornstalks grew and grew, but my mid-August, no tassles. 
Oh well, maybe next year, but then, at the end of August, the tassles came, and sure as shit, we had some itsy bitsy popcorn growing. 

Well, to make a long story short, it kept coming, and we had a nice little harvest. We've got it drying now, and I might even try popping some at some point.

I love the colors. 

Cool stuff!


Quite a variety of color in those seeds, we'll definitely do it again next year, because it's fun!



  1. Yay! Popcorn! I love it.
    We had an African Grey and my dad grew it for him. I would put the cob in a bowl in the microwave and get about half of it to pop and then put the popped kernels in his bowl and hang the partially popped cob in his cage. Then he'd have a popcorn party.

  2. My dad grew popcorn once when I was a kid. I think the reason he didn't try again was because I drove him nuts waiting for it to grow and then waiting for it to dry.