Saturday, September 10, 2011

Corn for Fun

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Just like the onions that I planted, I have never had success with growing corn.  I got this set of corn plants the same day I got my onion starts.  They were wilty and sad looking and obviously root bound.  I spent $.99 on two packets of them.  I called my tiny patch “corn for fun” because obviously, I wasn’t going to get a ton from 8 plants that were on super sale due to neglect.  But I put them in the ground with some good intentions and lots of water and hoped they would grow…. and they did!

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This last week in home-school Logan and I read the book Harvest by Kris Waldherr and went out to harvest our own little patch of garden.  We picked lemon cucumbers, tomatoes, sunflowers, and we checked on the corn for fun.  It was ready!  Logan LOVED bringing in this super yummy treat and he helped me cook it for lunch.  (The way I cook corn is bring the water to a boil and put the corn in for 2-3 minutes.  Just long enough for it to get good and hot… and no more.) 

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It was the tastiest treat we had yet this season out of the garden!  Everyone raved about how fantastic it was and the whole plate was gone super quick!

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I even cut the kernels and gave the baby a little ear of the yummy treat.  We had a very happy crew and I will definitely be planting corn (and onions) again next year! 

This has been a good garden year after all… Right now I am turning over the corn patch for some winter greens and beets and my tomatoes are starting to come on in force.  With these two yummy successes under our belts we have a better idea of the rotation that we want for next year and the amendments that are needed to get the rest of what we want out of our 1/4 acre of heaven.  I am thankful every day for this blissful little piece of land that is ours.

1 comment:

Frannie said...

Way to go Val! I'm socked and inspired. Can't believe you actually got mature ears out of 8 plants. I didn't think that was possible with pollination and everything. I'll have to give it a whirl next year:)