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Saturday, 6 February 2021

Home Grown Purple Corn & Millipedes

It was sometime end of last year, I went to the plant nursery to buy garden soil for a friend and at the same time to pick up a few sachets of edible seeds. Among them was a sachet of purple corn seeds. I couldn't remember the price of the sachet of purple corn seeds and when I germinated the seeds. There were only 5 to 6 seeds inside the sachet. Out of these only 2 seedlings made it.

This was taken on the 4th January, 2021. I placed both seedlings in 1 big pot.
This photo was taken 21 days later (from the 1st photo), There were 3 ears of corn. As you can see, even the silk is purple in colour.
I waited till the silk turned dark, almost black before I harvested the first ear of corn.
It is not big and rounded, so I didn't expected much from this ear of corn.
I peeled off the husks to reveal the corn on cob.
This is the 2nd time I planted purple corn and this is deep purple corn. The 1st time I planted purple corn, it was not fully purple. It was a mixture of light purple with different shades of beige and yellow. If you are interested, you can click here to read the post.
It is not fully formed, with some parts without any corn kernel on the cob. Since I only have this single corn on cob, I ate it raw as it is and it is sweet and juicy.
Purple corn silk and streaks of purple on the husks.
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My sister-in-law (hubby's sister) wanted to buy Tambun pomelo and have the pomelo sent by courier to her house.
Hubby got in touch with his contact and here we were collecting the pomelos. At that time, these men were unloading freshly plucked pomelo from the lorry (truck). The pomelos were weighed, labelled, wiped clean, and placed into different baskets.
Since we were there, I bought 2 pomelos for my sister and also 2 for myself. Hubby and I love to eat pomelos.
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The following photos and video were sent to me by a friend. She took these photos and video on one of her morning walks.
Photo credited to Shirley T.
2 types of millipedes.
Photo credited to Shirley T.
I have a lot of the black millipedes in my garden.
Photo credited to Shirley T.
I don't know whether the black millipede was attacking the red millipede or inter-mating.
Video credited to Shirley T.
Thank you, Shirley for your contribution.


Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us,

let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;

if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching;

the one who exhorts, in his exhortation;

the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal;

the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

(Romans 12:6-8, English Standard Version-ESV)

62 comments:

  1. The only time I saw a purple corn was in the science lab when I studied genetics. I often what it would taste like. The color is very pretty. Oh dear I very geli millipede. I will run when I see it. LOL!

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    1. I ok with small millipedes but these big ones I feel geli too.

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  2. The corn looks amazing omg! <3

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  3. Hello,
    The purple corn is pretty, sounds delicious. I am glad the millipedes are not harmful. It does look strange the black one is going for a ride on the larger red millipede. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

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  4. We often see multi-colored ears of corn, but they are mainly used for fall decorations. I haven’t tried eating raw corn.

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  5. Pretty purple corn! I too adore pomelo.

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  6. I like the purple corn and I'm glad it was good. I love pomelos too! Have a great weekend Nancy :)

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  7. My mum planted corn seeds but all the plants died before the corn could reach maturity. Same for my experience too. Wish could grow things like you do.

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    1. At least I get to see and taste some of the fruits.

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    1. It is something like a big orange but it is sweeter.

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  9. Hola Nancy, el maíz se ve hermoso y los pomelos grandes y hermosos. Los ciempiés me gustan. Bonitas fotos. Besos.

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  10. For the first time I see purple corn, it look very cool and color is amazing.

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  11. I have never seen purple corn! Interesting! We did grow some corn last summer, and it grew well but our village grows corn in the community garden and sells it to pay for local projects. I will use the space for other vegetables this year. Our millipedes are very small (less than an inch) Yours look scary! Have a marvellously Happy day!

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    1. I am interesting in community garden but we don't have such projects in my area. Yes, these big millipedes look scary.

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  12. The purple corn looks tasty when eaten raw. Hope you manage to harvest more purple corns. Love the pomelos. Which courier did you use to send them to your sister in law?

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    1. We usually use CityLink but it has shifted a bit further away from us. This time we tried J&T, which is a new in our area.

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  13. I had no idea you have the climate to grow corn!!

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  14. Me encantó ver el maíz. Besos.

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  15. Purple corn looks pretty, i wish i could find it here.

    Perhaps the smaller millipede was just hitching a ride because he was too lazy to walk.

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  16. Interesting..........................

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  17. I have never seen purple corn. Have a nice Sunday.

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  18. That purple corn is very interesting. Growing up, we lived near the Navajo Indian reservation and they made blue corn tortillas out of blue corn. They were very tasty.

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    1. I have not seen blue corn. Would love to try to grow blue corn too.

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  19. Congratulations on your home grown corn - very impressive. We love Pomelo here in Thailand, we never had it before!
    Have a lovely week
    Wren x

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  20. Interesting to see purple corn, and I bet the seeds cost more as well.

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    1. Yes, it is quite expensive and there was only about 5 to 6 seeds.

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  21. Oh I have not eaten purple corn before. Same as PH, I will run away if I see the millipede. I understand people buy Pomelo during CNY time.

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    1. It is common for people to buy pomelos as gifts and also for praying.

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  22. I've never seen purple corn. I like pomelos. Brr, I don't like such worms. Have a nice Sunday:

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  23. I can't imagine eating raw corn. Hope it tasted good. My parents grew pomelos in their yard.

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    1. I find fresh raw corn tastes better than cooked corn.

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  24. The purple corns look so good!
    I like pomelos

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  25. Boa tarde. Fiquei apaixonado pela espiga de milho.

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  26. I've never had purple corn before! It's great you were able to grow your own though! :)

    Hope you've had a nice weekend :)

    Away From Blue

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  27. Interesting how these 2 types of millipedes mate! I ever seen purple corn and this almost remind me the seeds of pomegranate and pomelo is also a unfamiliar fruits to me.

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    1. I tried to grow pomegranate once but the fruits turned out very small.

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  28. Nancy I think it's so neat that you grew corn in containers...purple too! Makes me long for spring! :)

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