You make me smile! I think that was a wonderful success! Well done indeed!
Oh no! Sorry granny! How does it taste.
:( Bummer, Granny! Hope they get bigger and better! I was thinking of trying to grow corn next year, but it sounds complicated....
Looks good to me! Better than my corn.
Apple Pie Gal, it made me smile, too! I think they are all like that. I'll check more of them tomorrow.********meemsnyc, it's really OK. It was some free seed, and I had some spare places to plant them. It wasn't a variety I would have chosen, anyway. It didn't have a lot of flavor, and it was a bit too old and chewy.********Alison, growing corn isn't difficult if you do it correctly. It has to be grown in blocks of several plants for proper pollination. I stuck these seeds in some half-barrels that would only hold 7 plants each. There just weren't enough plants to pollinate the ears, and I didn't think to hand pollinate. It's no big deal, I can buy fresh picked corn a mile up the road, and it's much better than any I've ever grown!
happyskunk, really? Your garden looks so beautiful, I would have thought your corn would be fantastic!
Sorry it didn't turn out....but at least you got some. I've never had luck with it and now I leave it to the fine folks at the farmers market.
What a cute little ear of corn. I've been buying my corn from the farmers market. The first ear I had was overripe. Ick.
The first harvest is always the sweetest, be it sweetcorn or bittergourd. It is not the size that matters...
My first corn looked almost as good. I was too embarrassed to photograph it. I'll check the next one today. At least all the kernels are formed.
LOL! Well, at least you tried.
You still get bragging rights. You grew corn in your own back yard.
Gran, it's a bettter success than mine! I looked at my "shade corn" the other day and it's only good for a laugh. There seems to be corn kernels on the top exposed and the ears are about 3 inches long and 1/2 wide LOLOL, maybe the squirrels will think I am so lame they will go to someone else's garden next year!
Well, I had similar results last year. It's so frustrating to end up with less than ideal results. For the record, corn in swc's works pretty good...
Granny, Sorry your corn didn't live up to your expectations. I tried to grow corn last year, and it was terrible. Ended up just tilling everything in. I was sad. Yours, however, looks ten times better. That gives you an idea of how bad mine was. I might try again next year. Maybe.~~Lori
Sue,I think I'll go buy some today ;-)********Daphne, this one was over ripe. I've been feeling those ears for a week or more, it's a good thing I decided to peel one down last night.********Bangchik, so true. You always see the bright side of things.********Johanna, double dare you to post about yours :-D********GrafixMuse, yes, and a good thing I wasn't expecting much because it's not a variety I care for!********Cheryl, I've done it before, with great success. But it took up too much space that I wanted to use for other things, and there's always corn ear worms to battle here.********Erin, did yours come in a big freebie package?********EG, I see your corn did beautifully in the SWCs!********Dirt Lover, I'll be pulling mine out today. I might try again next year, with a different variety and a larger patch.
No, mine was some of what was left over on the messy table at a seed swap after everyone left LOL! Kind of like the little kid swiping drinks off tables after the adults have left the party... that's me!
Erin, I've picked about 18 ears this morning, and it's almost all well formed but tiny. That tells me it's not a pollination problem. It was a bit shaded where it was growing, thanks to the tomatoes and raspberries getting so tall. We'll see if the little patch in full sun does any better. They weren't ripe yet.
Yay! It doesn't look exactly the picture-perfect version. But did it taste delicious? That's the real test, I think.As my grandfather used to say jokingly to me about corn growing, you're doing great as long as you didn't plant only the one row... ;)
Meredith, it wasn't all that great tasting. I like a super sweet corn, and this was an old variety that tasty, well, corny.
LMAO Granny "corny"! I'm the opposite - I don't care for super sugary or white early corn, I like the big yellow woody feed corn stuff! Just like we used to grab out of the farmer's field next door when we were little!
Erin, you'd like this variety then! I like sweet melons, too. And sweet pickles. And sweet tea. That's probably why I'm so darned sweet. *groan*