Glass gem corn was bred years ago by a part-Cherokee farmer and master seed-saver. Yes, it's real, and, as an heirloom, its seeds will grow true. Today, glass gem corn seeds are saved at Seeds Trust, who anticipate more available next month. Glass gem is an extreme iteration of corn's natural tendency towards different-colored kernels, as each kernel has its unique genetic set for color and size.
One big minus for us about living in an apartment is the lack of outdoor space for gardening. We like the thought of toiling the land and eating the fruits of our labor (literally), so we're all for any opportunity to bring edible plants indoors. Our local nursery has a variety of dwarf citrus plants, but if you're thinking of branching out a bit from there (oh the pun possibilities!), we've found a great article on other types of fruit plants that work well indoors.
➡ Growing Blueberries in Containers Good news! It’s easy to grow blueberries in containers on your deck or patio. That’s a boon for small-space gardeners—and it’s fun to have the berries to pick at the outdoor breakfast table even when you have a blueberry hedge elsewhere in your yard. Blueberries are at the top of the health-boosting hit parade and they’re popular with all ages.