Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Turning Point for Our Corn

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I always look forward to this point in the process of growing corn, when the plants stretch their necks to the sky and begin to display their tassels. I started my seeds in early May. And while two months may seem like an eternity when growing other veggies, when it comes to my corn, it doesn't feel like a long time at all. I'm sure this has something to do with the fact that a corn seedling resembles nothing more than a tiny blade of grass in its infancy and then goes on to becoming a plant that measures over 7 feet tall two months later. In this way, I consider corn to be a fast growing vegetable.

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In addition, a few of the stalks are beginning to display their silks as well. This means that we should be harvesting our first ears approximately 20 days from now. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of August.

14 comments:

  1. Wonderful corn pictures, corn is my favorite vegetable to grow.

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  2. I have ears forming, tassles, and the first silks beginning to show too. Sweet corn is such a treat and it is indeed an interesting plant in the garden due to it's fast growth habit.

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  3. Corn is a veggie that i havent tried growing yet. It looks fun.

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  4. They are beautiful! Mine are coming along too, although I didn't plant many :(

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  5. Oh my goodness! You post just reminded me I dreamed of corn last night. Crazy.

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  6. Beautiful corn pics! Mine has just reached the knee high point, and is being swallowed by my pumpkins... Better luck next year for me!

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  7. Your corn looks great. I hope mine gets pollinated. I have them in 3x4' blocks which might be too small.

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  8. Nice picture of the corn. They look happy.

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  9. Daphne, as an added precaution I hand pollinate mine. This worked well for me last year. I clip a few tassels and gently brush them across the silks. I also tap them with my index finger over the silks and if you look closely, you can see tiny grains of pollen fall.

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  10. What kind of corn did you plant? Looks fantastic!

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  11. Toni - The variety is Argent. It's white with very tender kernel and a sweetness that is more reminiscent of corn grown 50 years ago.

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  12. Sounds really good Thomas!

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  13. I have never tried growing corn, but your photos make me want to give it a go. Maybe next year.

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  14. So beautiful growing tradition garden really it has done good efforts on the site sharing in this post because it has been also collected different varieties it is good leaf and grass so very beautiful and very attractive.

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