Years ago, I read that, aside from the proper type of corn, the only
other seed that could be popped like popcorn was Amaranth.
Has anyone done this and, is there a source to purchase Amaranth seed
I was curious too so I did a bit of Googling.
I also read a few blogs and it seems the results across the board aren't
that great. Everyone I read said that about 75% of it burned before any of
it actually popped and the it's very teeny tiny puffs. Could be kind of
cool for miniature popcorn strings for the doll house Christmas tree ;)
I'm not sure all amaranth seeds are appropriate for popping. You might
find the info you're looking for at nativeseeds.org. They carry seeds
for a variety of amaranth: http://www.nativeseeds.org/v2/cat.php?catID
The fireweed in SC Alaska has bloomed out and is sending
seeds out on feathery plumes.
Do you still want some seed? Holler soon, as it's been windy.
Email a snail address and I'll mail some seed this week.
Bedouin proverb: If you have no troubles, buy a goat.
I'm on the edge of the Mohave/Sonora deserts, but on the Mohave side -
in the hills above the third hottest place in the country. *groan*
Predominant vegetation is creosote and teddy bear cholla. It's been real
difficult trying to grow anything because of the summer heat, and what
does grow is quickly wiped out by voracious rabbits, burros and
tortoises so even cactus needs to be surrounded by wire fencing. We're
in a real ghost town, NW AZ, population 7. It's a different lifestyle,
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