During the summer we were at a farm type place and they were selling blue grits. I’m not sure whether the grits tasted any different from store bought white grits but once they were cooked, they were kinda purple and that was interesting. After we had finished the bag of grits we bought, I ordered more and it was terrible. It smelled musty and was not edible so I called, got a refund and threw it all out. I figured my days of having blue grits were over .. I’d be stuck with whatever white grits I could buy locally or the grits ground from the corn I grew.
Yesterday, this catalog arrived in the mail. I couldn’t wait to go to bed so I’d have a chance to look at it. I had to laugh because there was a time when I went to bed with house plan books, or maybe a Victoria’s Secret catalog but now .. the seed catalogs excite me most. I figured I’d look at a few pages and fall asleep but on the 2nd page, I found this:
Blue Dent Corn! Just what I need for making blue grits. How fun to grow blue corn! I could hardly sleep . . I kept thinking about my garden. Since I don’t want cross pollination, I guess I’ll plant blue corn instead of the glass gem this year.
My blue corn has been ordered, along with several varieties of carrots. Home grown carrots are so good! They also have a Golden Sweet Snow Pea on the front of the catalog and I ordered those too.
Next week I will plant more carrots and lettuce . . but I’ll have to wait a while before I can plant corn. 🙁