Friday, January 29, 2010

Grandma's Popcorn

There will be something new and exciting in our garden this year. An elderly cousin of O Wise One has given him seeds from his family for popcorn that has been grown in that family for over 100 years. The variety name has been long lost through the years but this small popcorn is a link to his grandmother, Edna Lentz, who passed away many years ago. She lived with O Wise One and his parents when he was a child and after school his job was to entertain grandma, then bedridden, while his parents did chores and such. Grandma's been gone for more than 40 years but he was just deliriously happy to get this seed. We have belonged to Seed Savers Exchange and were always so impressed with seeds that were passed through a family for generations. How many people can say that they are planting the same seed that their Great Grandparent's planted. Well we now also have our own legacy seed here at the Holler. And maybe if the lord is willing and the creeks don’t rise we’ll be eating Lentz popcorn next year.

Blessings from the Holler

The Canned Quilter


  1. Well bless my little southern pea pickin heart!! I don't know how you stumbled upon me today but I sure am glad you did!! I love your blog already!! You're my kinda gal!! The picture of the canned food on the shelves of the pantry shown on your side bar brought tears to my eyes!!! I am going to have fun here!!

    Please drop back by often and I'll try to post something of interest for your entertainment ;-)

    Fellow Southern Girl Becky

  2. I love all the gardening posts!!! We have raised no other corn once we tried Kandy corn many years ago, it is wonderful!!

    Have you ever raised onions from seed? We have always used sets but I am going to try them from seed this year and I was wondering if you have had any luck with them.

  3. Becky I have raised Chives from seed but never onion. But this year I have bought onion seeds and like you I am going to try : ) I'll post how it comes out !


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