Author Archives: Rachael Koch

Popcorn Updates

An immature miniature blue popcorn cob

I’m quite behind when it comes to blog posts- there always seems to be something to plant, or harvest, or weed. All of which, in the moment, are more important than writing about it. However, what that means is that I actually finished harvesting the popcorn this week. I¬†want to tell you all about it, […]

White Fly in the Home Popcorn Planting

White Fly marks in Popcorn

This year we’ve had a bit of a pest problem in our home garden. It’s not uncommon for a new garden: the bug populations are often out of balance until the predators breed up. Of course, usually these problems are ‘fixed’ with sprays, or traps. We grow organically, so that rules out most sprays immediately. […]

Growing Popcorn and Wives Tales

Growing popcorn

As you may have noticed, I like wives tales, and how they relate to the garden. I figure, if people have been doing something successfully for a long time, then there must be something in it, even if we can’t scientifically explain why. This is especially true for agriculture, because so much of small-scale sustainable […]