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Traditional Hopi agriculture calls for raising corn where the water runs off of the Mesas, and I believe they also use a drought tolerant variety of corn. More is explained in the podcast.


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Its amazing how they manage to feed themselves in the past.  The mesa are a great source of water and minerals.  I actually planted hopi corn in east texas the same way the hopi do and I got great crops.  14 seeds to a mound, dig down until the soil is moist and plant.  It was 6 inches deep to moisture when I planted the black hopi corn seeds and in 5 days the corn was up!  I never had to water it and the bunch grass corn was amazing.. Then the deer and coons thought so too...  

I thought the Indians said one for the bird, one for the coon, one for the mouse and one for me... I thought they were kidding.  I got one ear in the green stage and they got the other 199 ears of corn...

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