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Job's Tears (15 seeds) (FL345) $4.00
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Job's Tears

         
 
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Is it an herb, grain, vegetable, or ornamental bead? This easy-to-grow plant is all these things and more! With graceful and flowing miniature corn-type bladed leaves, sturdy stalks, delicate inconspicuous drooping flowers, and ornamental pea-like seeds, Job’s Tears adds a stunning green filler to cut flower displays. A grain-bearing plant useful for food, to make necklaces, rosary beads, and even traditionally in folk medicine for arthritis and to remove heat! Once the husk has been removed for cooking, the grains look more like oversized pearl barley. Great in brothy dishes and traditional Asian drinks, Job’s Tears provides a chewy, mildly sweet, and earthy flavor that has caught the eye of discerning cooks. It has lovingly been called by cookbook authors “the next cult gluten-free grain” and an “unusual, versatile, and beneficial little weirdo.”
 
Job's Tears
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Juliana
Location:
Wyncote, PA, United States
Date:
August 3, 2019
          4.0
 
Beads not grains
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Pretty plant, good for beads

What are the cons? Not good for grains

Review:

I was super excited to try these and I had good luck getting them to grow even though I planted them in less than great conditions (heavy clay soil). I'd already planted out all my beds so I had to put them at the edge of the garden. They're attractive although mine only got about a foot tall so far, maybe due to the soil. They're producing lots of "tears." I picked some that had turned black, indicating ripeness. Overnight in the house they changed from black to a pretty gray! The downside: I've yet to be able to crack one open short of using a hammer!! This hard hull variety is best used for beads or as an ornamental. I looked it up, there's a softer hull variety to use for grain, it's known as Adlay, the Latin name is Coix lachryma-jobi L. var. ma-yuen. Hope to find those seeds somewhere! Hint, hint, Bakers Creek.... But I'm looking forward to using these for beads.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lori
Location:
Menlo Park, CA, United States
Date:
June 29, 2019
          5.0
 
Beautiful and Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to germinate, grows tall

What are the cons? grasses can seem less exciting

Review:

This plant was easy to germinate (80% germination rate) and easy to grow. It was very resilient to overwatering/underwatering and temperature changes. It grew tall and lush, adding a verdant green to my potted garden. I was wondering if a grass-like plant would be boring to grow, but this has been very gratifying. It's a large plant and will need a lot of space to itself. The packaging suggests 14" and that was about right.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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28 out of 31 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colorado Mom
Location:
Crowley, CO, United States
Date:
November 1, 2018
          5.0
 
So Pretty
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? not sure

What are the cons? not sure

Review:

These grow really tall in the marshes on Oahu. When I visited my sister in Kaneohe, my nephews took me out to pick some to make a necklace. I never considered that they would grow where I live, but I'm sure going to give it a try. I love the color of the grays and blues... My necklace goes really nicely with blue jeans!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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32 out of 35 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Etherealpr
Location:
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Date:
August 1, 2018
          5.0
 
Unexpectedly interesting
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Unusual form and texture

What are the cons? None

Review:

I wasn't expecting the plants on these to be as striking as they are. Between the vivid green blades and the multiple shades of the seeds, they form a striking contrast with other nearby plants. They were easy to start and have experienced few problems with pests or disease here. I haven't tried harvesting any of the seeds for use yet -- it would be great if someone could post times for that here.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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44 out of 49 people found the following review helpful:

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Elizabeth Eub
Location:
Pensacola, FL, United States
Date:
May 20, 2018
          5.0
 
Lead Gardener Com garden
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Very beautiful, grows easil

What are the cons? Not sure if exact variety

Review:

So pretty, I have been harvesting the seeds for beads. They will be great for the Youth who come to our garden. I haven’t eaten them yet, but want to try. Per online info, it appears that there are two varieties, one to eat and one to bead, not sure which this is. - want to learn more. They are growing well in 9a!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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