What’s booming in the garden?

In a previous life (read: before grad school), I would completely immerse myself in vegetable gardening each year, pouring over seed catalogs and mapping out what I would plant where. That sort of fell by the wayside the last few years. We managed some tomatoes, squash, beans and greens, but we also managed to nearly let weeds and rampaging mint plants take over our garden plot.
But 2014 is a new year, and I am back in control of my vegetable garden’s destiny (well, me and Mother Nature). One section of the seed catalog I always perused with interest, but never pursued, was corn. As much as I loved the idea of planting the “three sisters” (corn, beans and squash) in one plot, it remained an untested (by me) notion.
So when Angie’s Popcorn contacted me to ask if I wanted some free seeds so I could “Grow Some Boom,” I said yes! What could be more fun that growing my own popcorn? They were also nice enough to send me two bags of Boomchickapop Sea Salt Popcorn, which Jeff and I agreed was totally yummy.
Since I’ve never grown corn before, I’ll be using their grow guide to get my seeds off to a good start. I thought I was going to have to wait another week or two before the soil and air were warm enough, but with temperatures in Seattle expected to hit 80+ for a few days at the end of this week, it looks like I can plant sooner than expected. Yay! 
Boomchickapop seeds are non-GMO and free while supplies last. If you want to plant your own popcorn this year, fill out their order form today! You can also enter their sweepstakes to win gardening carts, kids garden sets, mini greenhouses and other goodies. Fun! I’ll post updates once my boomlets are sprouted and growing.