All of the Double Entendres

I’m thinking about picking myself up some ‘Hookers’…. sweet corn that is. Har!

No, but seriously. While perusing the Seeds of Diversity 2009 Member Seed Directory I stumbled upon ‘Hookers’ Sweet Corn, a variety that is described as great for containers and small spaces with kernels that turn blue/black when mature. [Seeds of Change sells it too] I think I might have to give this one a try. I gave up on corn a few years back when the raccoons ravaged my container crops only days before the cobs were ready for harvest. Murderers!

In all honestly it was the variety name that drew me to look at the description in the first place. For some reason I always take the full colour catalogues seriously, but when it comes to the black and white text only catalogues the brain of an immature preteen boy takes over and I always waste the first go through looking for the most absurd and sexualized varieties. I then proceed to flag and highlight them. Oh the fun.

As a result, you can expect more lists like these coming down the pipeline soon.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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2 thoughts on “All of the Double Entendres

  1. Too funny!

    I tried growing corn for the first time ever and my alien gourd plants ate them. I mean, they shot straight for the corn, climbed it, covered it, and in no time you could not see a single corn plant.

    I am trying it again this year, but I will keep the gourds in check this time.

    As for the pre-teen boy thing, well, isn’t gardening supposed to be fun? ;-)

  2. Raccoons! The devils! Makes you want to go all un-organic on them if not for the chance it might hurt the dogs and cats around. Oh, I’ll get them. Just you wait and see. When they least expect it. BzzT! Electrified cold box!

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