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Farm cloth seed sack Seed corn Pfister Hybrids
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1989 Jacques Hybrid Corn Seed Farm Magazine Ad
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MUNCY CHIEF Pennsylvania Hybrids Seed Corn Burlap Sack General Store
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Hybrid seed corn CLOTH PATCH lot of 10 Os Gold Pfister DeKalb NK Big M
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Hybrid seed corn CLOTH PATCH lot of 13 Purina Moormans Kent 4x4 Triple F
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Old Advertising items Postcard Patch keychain Funks Hybrid seed corn
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1990 Dekalb Hybrid Corn Seed 2 Page Magazine Ad
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Old Pfister Hybrid Seed Corn Cloth Sack farm advertising El Paso Illinois IL
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1989 Cargill Hybrid Corn Seed Farm Magazine Ad
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Vintage Hulting Hybrid sign Seed corn sign Corn States Des Moines
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1980 Os Gold Tried True Hybrid Farm Corn Seed Magazine Ad
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Old Moews Hybrid Seed Corn Mechanical Bullet Pencil Farm Adv Pleasanton Iowa IA
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2 Miniature Cloth Seed Bags Pioneer Hybrid Corn experimental
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1989 Asgrow Os Gold Hybrid Corn Seed on Barn Magazine Ad
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Older Dekalb Hybrid Seed Corn Variety 630 Identity Fence Row Tag Monsanto Owned
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Dekalb Hybrids tape measure seed corn
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1989 Crows Hybrid Corn Seed 2 Page Farm Magazine Ad
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Vintage ROB SEE CO FUNKS G Hybrids Seed Corn Pen and Pencil Set
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1980 Golden Harvest Hybrid Corn Seed Magazine Ad w Allis Chalmers AC Tractor
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Old Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn Bullet Pencil Postcard Coon Rapids Iowa IA
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Peterson Farms Seed Caps NEW Hybrid Corn Bean Ag Farm Seed Crop Soybean BL
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1980 Os Gold Single Cross SX Gold Hybrid Farm Corn Seed Magazine Ad
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vtg PAG PAG HYBRID CORN SEED advertising tape measure
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Old Vintage Earl May Maygold Hybrid Seed Corn Cloth Sack Shenandoah Iowa IA
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1970 Cargill Hybrid Corn Seed Grain Cattle Feed 2 Page Magazine Ad
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RARE VINTAGE P A G PAG HYBRID SEED CORN FOLDING POCKET KNIFE JACK KNIFE Engraved
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VINTAGE Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn Advertising Feed Grain Sack Bag open on side
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1980 Lynks 5 Star Hybrid Farm Corn Seed Magazine Ad
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Vintage Hoegemeyer Hybrids Bullet Pencil Seed Corn Farm Hooper NE 50 Years Nice
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1984 Dekalb Pfizer XL 8 Hybrid Corn Seed Magazine Ad
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1 Bu MORGAN SCOTT Pedigreed Hybrid Seed Corn Cloth Sack Bag Bluffs Illinois
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graphic 1940s vintage MULLINS HYBRID SEED CORN Old Embossed Tin Sign
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1984 Funks G Hybrid G 4256 Corn Seed Magazine Ad
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KINGSCROST HYBRID SEED CORN MEMO BOOK 1951
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Vintage Bullet Pencil Garst Thomas Hybrid Corn Pioneer Seed Coon RapidsIA
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1989 Ciba Geigy Funks G Hybrid Corn Seed 2 Page Merger Magazine Ad
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1940s Farragut IA Hybrid Popcorn Seed Corn Adv Mechanical Pencil 70
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1986 NC+ Hybrid Seed Corn Record Data Farmers Book nr
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Funks G Hybrids Corn Seed Vintage Yellow Advertising Mechanical Pencil
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1968 69 Pioneer Seed Corn Memo Book Calendar Garst Thomas Hybrid Corn Co
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5 Vintage PIONEER Hybrid Seed Corn Sacks Dependable Hybrids 349 MF
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Vintage Two Finger Handle mug 1974 Bear Hybrids 50 Years 1925 75 Corn Seed Farm
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Vtg Trojan Hybrid Seed Corn Set of 2 Booklets Trojan Gold Book Olivia MN 73+
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Funks G Hybrid Corn Seed Metal Sign 28 by 20
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Vintage Cloth Pioneer Hybrid Seed Corn Bag
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2 Vintage booklets Lowe Hybrid Seeds corn 1970
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1980 Funks G Hybrid G 4224 Hybrid Corn Seed Magazine Ad
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PROGRESSIVE FARMER SEPT 1979 ADVERTISING ADS FUNKS HYBRID SEED CORN
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1982 Funks G Hybrid Corn Seed Magazine Ad
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Pioneer Seed Corn Coffee Mug Hybrid Green Agriculture Logo White Cup
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CIBA Seeds Maximizer Hybrid Corn Seed XXL Insulated Blue Coat New Unused
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1973 Golden Harvest Rob See Co Hybrid Corn Seed Magazine Ad
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FUNKS G HYBRID SEED CORN SUEDE FLEECE TYPE COAT JACKET LARGE
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Vintage c1950 Pfister Hybrids Seed Ear Corn Farm 2 Sided 18 Metal Sign
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Wyfffels Hybrids Seed Corn Stainless Travel Coffee Tea Cup Mug
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Vintage 1950s Andrew Bros Hybrids Seed Corn Farm 2 Sided 18 Metal Sign
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The History Of Maize

Corn, or maize, is a native plant to Mexico. This grain has become an important part of human history. It started out as a wild grass that produced seed heads that were good to eat. As people developed their cultivation skills, they learned to hybridize these grasses until they grew larger seed heads that grew larger kernels full of nutrition.

 

Corn was considered to be a gift from the gods by the Aztecs. Corn was an integral part of their rituals, which led the Spanish to avoid eating corn at first. They considered it an unchristian food since it was linked with pagan practices. The natives called this grain mahiz, which is where the name maize comes from. Corn was also associated with a niacin deficiency disease known as pellagra. Corn only contains tryptophan, no niacin. With the help of other foods, our bodies can convert tryptophan into niacin. Those who ate only corn often contracted pellagra. After awhile, the Spanish accepted corn and sent it back to Europe.

 

Many Mexican recipes use corn as a primary ingredient, like tamales and tortillas. It has been a part of their lives for many generations. A seasonal ritual of sowing the seed, cultivating the plants, and harvesting the grain in the fall has become a part of everyday life for many.

 

Indeed, Mexican food has been based on maize since ancient times. According to the Mayan sacred book, the Popol Vuh, people were created by the gods from corn. This grain was the basis of an entire culture. The Spanish ended up exporting corn to Europe, where it gained popularity.

 

Corn has played an important role throughout Mexican food history. Kernels were cooked in alkaline water to soften the hulls for removal. Once the kernels had expanded, they were ground into a coarse meal that was used to make breads, soups, and puddings. Corn tortillas became a staple throughout most of Mexico, being eaten at almost every meal. Remnants of corn have been found in archeological digs dating back to 6700 BC. It is interesting that the two main food sources in Mexico, corn and beans, happen to complement each other with their amino acids. They pair up beautifully, providing everything the people needed.

 

Eventually, corn spread to the United States. It was planted by the Native Americans as a supplemental food source. In Mexico, many different varieties were developed and grown from the lowlands well up into the mountains. Today, many of these heirloom varieties are still cultivated.

 

Hominy, the expanded corn kernels that had been soaked in alkaline water, adds a unique chewiness to traditional Mexican dishes. Hominy is also ground into masa, which can then be dried and reground to make a fine flour called masa harina. This flour is used to make tamales and corn tortillas. It can also thicken sauces like mole.

 

While there have been several different types of corn created, dent corn is the one most frequently grown in Mexico for eating. In the United States, dent corn is grown for animal food and industrial reasons. Sweet corn is preferred for eating in the US. Popcorn is another unique variety that fills a specific need.

Farmers wait for snap’s end
Tazewell County farmers are waiting for the temperatures to warm up a little before they put the expensive, golden kernels of corn in the ground, said Tazewell County Farm Bureau Manger Doug Godke.
Spraying seed corn

America Loves Seed Catalogs!

Seed catalogs that began arriving just after Christmas, tells me that the season is about to change. Marvelous scenes of warmer and sunnier days fill the pages of these vegetable wish books that come in the mail.

Gardeners all over America await their arrival with an expectancy that borders on agricultural madness. Normal men might get excited in anticipation of the next edition of a sports publication or magazines with slick center-folds.  I go wild over photographs of naked yellow squash.

The first catalog arrived and on its cover was a photo of giant blueberries on one side of the page and a picture of green snow peas on the other.  I was almost giddy as I opened the magazine and saw fingers of mouth watering asparagus and golden early sugar sweet corn ready to throw in the pot.

Cabin fever has gotten to most of us by now. It has been a tough winter for most of the country and even down around the Gulf of Mexico, the weather has been unusually cool. Seed catalogs have never been more welcome!

Viewing all the images of breathtaking fruits and vegetables, visions of having the best garden ever, suddenly appear. Farmers and gardeners are eternal optimists. They have to believe that this year's crop is going to be better than the year before.

Seed catalogs do much more than provide us with new seeds for planting. They give us hope that there will be better times; that we are going to leave winter behind and bask in the summer sun again

Besides multicolored shots of practically every vegetable imaginable, there are exotic flowers as well as fruit tree plants awaiting new homes all over the country. It's illegal to ship citrus trees to Arizona, California, Florida and Texas. This is to prevent the spread of Citrus Canker and Citrus Greening, both bacterial diseases that can kill seedlings and adult trees alike.

Planning is always a part of dreaming and home vegetable gardens are no exception. During the worst part of winter, I go to the table with a clean sheet of paper, pencil and a plastic ruler. This is when I really begin to watch my summer garden plot take shape.

Before I can make a roster of my summer vegetables, I have to lay out my plot of soil for early planting. Potatoes, lettuce and onions can be planted in the early spring. Here in the south I stick my potato eyes in the ground the first of February. In March the other seeds are buried under a light cover of soil.

The sun sets on the right side of my garden.  I start my sketch with plants that grow close to the earth, like squash, cucumbers, onions, carrots and other short vegetables on the right side of my paper plot. Vegetables like corn and pole beans can't hide the afternoon sun from the smaller plants.

Next I draw in taller plants like Blue lake beans, Purple Hull peas and Okra. Tomatoes and peppers are next in the row for summer growing. I probably should keep different varieties of tomatoes in separate areas to avoid cross pollination, but it seems silly to come between a Rutgers and a Better Boy tomato. Let true love blossom.

Corn comes last in the draft of my garden. I usually plant four rows of a sweet corn. I'm torn between an old favorite, Silver Queen, or sowing something new like a yellow sweet hybrid. Lucky for me catalogs detail growing periods and when to plant.

Sadly, some of my old favorite catalogs are no longer available by mail. In today's economy the cost of sending a beautiful dream book to your home is not feasible for some seed companies.

The internet has taken over and if you are looking for something to grow in your back yard, you have to surf the web. Somehow it's not the same as relaxing with a cup of coffee and a brand new seed catalog.

About the Author

Bob Alexander is well experienced in outdoor cooking, fishing and leisure living. Bob is also the author and owner of this article. Visit his sites at: http://www.redfishbob.com http://www.bluemarlinbob.com

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