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Job's tears

At a family reunion this summer I was introduced to a plant called Job's
tears. Some research reveals this to be Coix lacryma-jobi, a plant known
since at least 2000 b.c. to be both a source for food and for decorative
beads. It's an annual grass that self seeds readily, which produces
these beautiful little shiny grey seed pods which are easily punctured
and strung like beads. They are often used to make rosaries and in fact
this is how they are known in my husband's family. His great great
grandmother grew this plant and made rosaries out of the seed pods. So I
grabbed a bag full of the dried seeds and am giving this a try. Anybody
on the list ever worked with these? Also grabbed a separate bag full of
to plant in spring so I can have my own ornamental Job's Tears grass.
Anybody ever grown this? TIA for any help.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

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