On yet another rainy day at Toluca Lake Elementary School I held garden class indoors. (not that I’m complaining about the rain) It was the 6th and final class rotation. As a parting gift, I gave everyone 6 blue corn seeds. And while 6 may not seem like a sizable amount, the kids and I counted out the true meaning of a handful of seeds.
1 seed will make one blue corn stalk, which has an average of 4 ears of corn. Every ear has about 300 seeds. (1200 per plant!) Thus, with 6 healthy corn plants, you can produce 7,200 seeds!
That is some serious seed potential. We packed the seeds away in home-made packets- and recorded the variety, date and planting instructions. The students were very impressed and delighted with their gift. Cheers to another successful rotation!