|"Honey & Cream" corn plants|
This is the first year I've had it in my own garden, and even though I was aware it grew quickly, just how fast is still a surprise.
|Corn plants on May 10th, dwarfed by the lettuce at the back|
|Same corn exactly one month later|
We haven't grown corn in the past because you have to put in at least four rows in order to get enough wind pollination to produce ears, and I never felt like there was enough room for that. (Fewer rows can result in no ears at all, fewer ears, or ears with half the kernels undeveloped.) So I have nothing to compare this year's growth to, in terms of my own gardening experience.
|5-6 foot long rows|
Either way, I have my fingers crossed this experiment will work and we'll get baskets full of fresh corn this year, since they say there's nothing sweeter than an ear picked fresh from the plant and plopped immediately into a pot of boiling water.
Are you growing corn this year?