Not too many but I'm proud anyhow

Huge Ear - One of my ears from my first attempt at corn growing
@webeishere (36377)
United States
August 8, 2007 3:56pm CST
While getting tomatoe's for a salad earlier I looked at all my fruits and veggies growing. Of course I went back out to take some photos to upload here as I always do. My corn is finally ready I feel. This is a big ear i think as far as home grown. I only have about 6 to 10 ears but I am proud that they grew and look this good. Going to have a BBQ this weekend and roast them I think. I think I'll be planting a lot of corn next year. I've got to plan an area for it as this area will be next years strawberry patch. Thanks for letting me share my garden with you all here. I love my garden(s). HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Uh oh! You just reminded me to go check my corn. A few are ready but I have a couple with green silk still. I'm beginning to think they never pollinated. I only have one row and I've been reading you need to plant bout 4 rows to ensure pollination. Oh well! Next year I'm planting bout 8 rows. Anyways, That is a big ear of corn and looks ready to pick 'n' eat. I have one like that as well..only one thou. Rest are small.
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• United States
9 Aug 07
Garden Jungle - At 5'7", my corn towers over me as well as my cherry tomatoes. lol
Forgot the pic. lol
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I only have 5 stalks total planted. But as long as you have flowers etc that attract bees and butterflies they will pollinate even one stalk. I did not have a problem with the 5 I've got growing. Hee hee hee. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
9 Aug 07
Corn is wind-pollinated, Grandpa Bob. lol
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• United States
10 Aug 07
I wish I had enough room to plant different stuff like that. I have a tomato plant but that's it. I want a garden but we really don't have enough room for one and where we could put one the sun doesn't shine much on that area. We got a bunch of home grown corn from a friend of ours though and it was so good.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I live in a suburb of Minneapolis Minnesota and have a double yard actually so I've lots of room. I had corn, green beans, green peppers, yellow peppers, many tomatoes, apples trees, a few different flower beds, zuchinni, cukes, grapes, rasberries, strawberries, onions and that's all I can recall. next year I may have no lawn as I want to plant more. HAHAHA!1 HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Philippines
9 Aug 07
i love corn specially the yellow sweet corn grilled..yum! can i have some grandpa? i always buy corn because i really love it and i cant get enough of corns..
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• United States
10 Aug 07
I'm getting hungry! ...for some corn! Last we bought, my hands got sticky from the sugar when I handled it, so I knew it was going to be way good!
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
9 Aug 07
It must feel great prearing a meal, & eating it, when you know some of the foods are homegrown. I bet they are tasty. There is nothing like a fresh salad. Do you grow lettuces? Due to frost, etc, our lettuces have gone up to $4.00 each. I viewed your corn photo, rated it & wrote a comment.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I've tried lettuce but the rabbits love it way too much. Can't keep them away from it. So I just buy it at the store. But everything is better tasting when it's grown in your own yard I feel.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I'm doing some heavy duty visualization that one day I'll have my own home with a lot of land and can grow my own garden..I envy not only you but all the folks here that can have gardens of some kind...ah, c'est la vie---I had commented on your tomatoes discussion...and you'll understand what I mean when I say this...sure glad I didn't grow corn instead..LOL--now they get really tall!!!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Tall - The fence is 8 feet so the corns about 10 feet tall
Well corn does get kind of tall. That's an understatement huh? Heres a photo of my corn from the other side of my yard. This fence remind you is 8 feet tall. So my corn is at least 10 feet tall. HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
9 Aug 07
That corn relly looks like it is ready to pick now. Don't wait too long or it will be losing it cream.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
9 Aug 07
It looks very good..thank you for sharing.
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@mummymo (23709)
8 Aug 07
And so you should be proud Grandpa Bob! We haven't really got many veg this year but I do have a few tomatoes that are almost ready and quite a few apples and pears too! There is nothing that tastes (or smells) quite so good as home grown veg does! Enjoy it sweets! xxxx
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
8 Aug 07
I will enjoy it. I almost forgot about my grapes also. I will have a discussion soon about that as well. HAHAHAHA!!!
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@irishmist (3843)
• United States
10 Aug 07
Thats great that your corn is doing so well. My corn is doing pretty good to. I have about 8 ears so far, but they are not ready yet. My stalks are tall as well. Kinda looks funny in our small yard lol.
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@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
10 Aug 07
I love corn on the cob. good thing that it's not very expensive to buy fresh corn from the supermarket here in singapore. 2 ears for about 50 US cents. of course when you grow yours for free it's unbeatable. I like to eat mine boiled in water and seasoned with butter and salt. yum!! there are also snacks sold in a cup in singapore outdoors where there are corn nibblets similarly seasoned. not cheap though, USD $1.30 for a small coffee cup's worth. the other corn snack i really love are those corn muffins they sell at Kenny Rogers' restaurants. Love the slightly dense texture. Would be grateful if anyone had the secret recipe for those!!
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
9 Aug 07
Corn takes a lot of room- I agree- this is the first year we didn’t put any in- It’s just as easy to grab it from the farmers market my sig. other said- But I decorate with the corn husks in the fall- I love talking about gardens and all the goodies you get from them- We have been eating every night something from ours- I have to go home and pick beans after work tonight! : (
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I think I love your garden too.. or at least I love hearing about it. - I have some sort of little grubs getting into my tomatoes and peppers! I'm having to pick them real early or these little buggers are getting in and then a slow rot starts, then it soon goes bad altogether! I'm thinking it must have been all the dry weather, and the veggies were nice and moist, as I've never had 'em before..