Monday, July 28, 2008

Corn Shmorn

After a weekend trip to the Bay Area we came home to a garden that looked like this:








Yikes! If there's much more growth our neighbors will have a garden too. Anyway, inspired by how well our plants are all doing we decided to harvest the corn to see how it turned out. Maybe we'd even have some for dinner! Chad chose the biggest cob with the driest, brownest silk to get us started. We then plucked all the others that looked like they were done growing (which was most of them, really) to see how our crop turned out. The suspense was killing us. Here's a proud moment for me:







Not the biggest cobs but hey, we weren't going to be picky.











Looks just like corn, right? Right! Until we shucked them... Here's a photo of our best corn.


We tasted the kernels and they were really sweet and juicy, but we weren't about to have the rest of them for dinner. Can you blame us? Oh well, we tried. I must say growing corn was a fun experiment and I'm glad we did it. We're not discouraged because the rest of our vegetables are doing so well!

7 Super Awesome Commenters Said:

Anonymous said...

Aw, shucks...

mom said...

The corn really was pretty until you shucked it! But you got some kernels which is more than you thought you'd get. And my gosh, the garden has really grown since I saw it just a week ago. Any more tomatoes? I've eaten all you gave me and they were delicious!!

Lyndsay said...

The garden grows so much every day and even we can tell the difference. The pumpkin and the gourds are starting to creep into the lawn and we've found more large-ish watermelons. I'm glad we have so much room for the pumpkins/gourds/watermelons to grow because they obviously need it. And we've been eating lots of tomatoes.

Loren said...

Wow, what a harvest! Do you think the corn will look more "normal" next year?

Lyndsay said...

I have no idea. Most likely we won't grow it next year. It hogs quite a bit of space and needs lots more water than the other things we're growing. We'll see.

Jessica said...

I don't think that I've ever seen corn that looks like that! Hey, maybe you have discovered a new variety :)

Lyndsay said...

Could be a new variety, but I doubt it would be very profitable!