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Will it grow? Update Growing Indian Corn Experiment

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Here’s a little update on the watching the Indian corn and celery grow.  The celery is sprouting new leaves. As far as if it will actually grow a stalk of celery, I don’t know because I haven’t kept it that long. If you want to try it, I would plant it in some soil after it starts growing.

Will it grow?

Will it grow? Update Growing Indian Corn Experiment

Indian corn does grow in water! See the green and purple colored sprouts. We can also see roots starting to grow into the water.
Will it grow? Update Growing Indian Corn Experiment

Indian corn is a decorative hard shelled and colorful corn that is available in the fall at grocery stores, orchards or farmers markets. I have not tried this with other types of corn, like field corn for animals. If dry, I would expect it would do the same as the Indian corn.

Will it grow? Update Growing Indian Corn Experiment

I would not use “fresh corn” or corn on the cob as it will likely just mold.

Will it grow? Update Growing Indian Corn Experiment

In less than a week, you will see growth! I kept mine near a window but there’s not direct sunlight.

Will it grow? Update Growing Indian Corn Experiment

The water will turn murky and sour. It will mold. You can drain the water and add fresh to keep it under control.

Will it grow? Update Growing Indian Corn Experiment
Now that I have some pictures, out it goes! I’m tired of looking at it. Ha! The kids have really enjoyed checking it each day. It’s so good to have something alive and growing to observe. Something a little different than grass seed – the corn looks so unusual – kind of freaky but cool too.

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