The Strawberry Popcorn plant grows about 4 feet tall and eight inches in diameter. Each slender stalk produces two to four ears of glossy magenta seeds that look like small strawberries. Their slender nature looks great planted in small clumps rather than rows.
The ORD Camp Strawberry Popcorn seeds were harvested from my garden in Brooklyn, NY in the summer of 2018. These seeds were open pollinated with Sacred Ponca Corn grown from seed from Standing Rock. It’s unclear what, if any, effect this cross will have on the resulting plants.
Plant these seeds 1-2 inches deep in one cubic foot of soil. Keep moist and watch what happens.
It’s an experiment! Share your results in the #corn channel in ORD Camp Slack!
Crimson Clover fixes nitrogen in soil and is commonly used as a cover crop. They make great green manure to add organic content to poor soils. The ORD Camp Crimson Clover seed is leftover from a series of work titled They Tried to Bury Us. The seeds have been coated in to aid germination and are well suited to making seed bombs.
To plant these seeds as they are, scatter on a warm spring day before it rains.
If you’d like to make a seed bomb come to our seed storytelling session at ORD Camp!