Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn - The corn is now starting to grow.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 24, 2008 1:11pm CST
I planted I think 25 corn seeds this sprng. Well this morning as I watered the garden I seen 9 corn stalks popping through the soil. This is the largest of them all. It is the multi colored sweet corn and it's the same I grew last year and soooo tasty. Now when they are about 5 or 6 inches tall I have to thin them out and figure out where I am planting them all. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mummymo (23707)
24 May 08
Remember that when they are grown you still have to figure out how to get some to me! i haven't had home grown corn in years and it always tastes so much better! xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 May 08
No, you have to figure how to get to my house. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB!!~
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@mummymo (23707)
25 May 08
Aren't you scared I will eat all your jelly beans and find all the hiding places you have for you candy when I find my way there? xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 May 08
I'll just buy more and find new hising places. It's a good sized house. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB!!~
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
28 May 08
Wait--- you planted them to move them? That does not make sense to me.... but I'm sure you know what you are doing- Do you lose some in the move? or do they all grow great?? I love gardens-- I love hearing about your garden and flowers--- that is why I'm so glad that we are friends!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 May 08
yes it is called thinning. You plant them close to get a lot in a small area then you thin them when they get a few inches. They grow better from seed close together. Only lose those that never sprouted from the seeds is all. They should grow great as everything else I plant. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM DADDY !!~
• United States
31 May 08
That's for when you plant carrots, radishes, beets, and some other veges and flowers. Corn should be spaced. The farmers don't plant close together and then go back to thin later and their fields grow great.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
31 May 08
Well I thin the corn as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
31 May 08
So far, 5 of my corn seed came up. I don't know how many my daughter planted thou. lol I know it's 4 rows and they are spaced about a foot apart each way. My carrots are coming up in all 3 pots as well as my radishes and beets. I got 2 cherry tomatoes already with one almost ripe and the plant is only 6" tall. lol
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
31 May 08
I've got about 25 or more corn sticking up now. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
31 May 08
Sureeeee rub it in, Grandpa Bob.
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
24 May 08
I have never had the multi color sweet corn before just the yellow corn, And I love sweet corn.. I'd rather eat it off the cob than in a can any day.. I am not a corn eater other wise... It's fresh cobs or nothing.. I am hoping this year I will be able to get some...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 May 08
The kernels are white and yellow and tastes the same as regular sweet corn but a tad sweeter I think. I peel bakc a small area of the husk, spread some butteron the ear, add some seasonings, set the husk back and place on a grill turning every 5 minutes for about 1 hour. The best roasted corn ever. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
25 May 08
Ahhh ok, I wasn't exactly sure what you kind you were talking about... You know now that I think about it, during Halloween there is those kind with all sort of colors orange, black, red, green.. I don't believe those ones are eatable... Or at least I've never eaten them... Roasting them on the grill though I've never done that... Great Idea I'll have to give that a try for sure!
@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
25 May 08
I think grandpa Bob's garden is always productive. Does what you harvest take up a considerable proportion of what your family eat? I suppose you have mentioned a variety of vegetable and fruits that you planted in your garden. If I have one myself, I will be quite satisfied.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 May 08
As far as for vegetables it does. In the summer and fall we buy very few veggies. And the apples make great deserts as well. A varied supply of veggies and fruits is correct. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
25 May 08
Yummy! I love sweet corn. I have never tried to grow my own though. I always get the store bought stuff. I bet yours is going to taste great.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 May 08
Ge some at a road side stand or a farmers market then. It's the best. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dragon54u (31631)
• United States
25 May 08
I'm VERY late planting! We've had so much rain here in Ohio that just today I planted a few tomato seeds.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 May 08
I was late also due to cold and snow the first week of May. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
24 May 08
Oooohhh, Grandpa Bob, you're making me hungry for sweet corn! I LOVE sweet corn with lots of butter - oh, the calories but when I eat sweet corn I don't care!! Now, if only I could get some right now, this very minute, but of course I can't! Annie
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 May 08
Yeah, lots and lots of butter and I use Lowry's seasoned salt as well. YUMMY! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
24 May 08
Fresh picked corn from your own back yard is the best. Did you know that your daughter is going to be our next President. She is going to make you head gardener. She did say she would get someone else to do the weeding for you. Do you even use any of that black ground cloth to help cut down on weeds? It does help, I have also used newspapers folded up and layed in between rows of corn. Once corn starts growing its hard to get in there and get the weeds. The newspapers help keep the weeds down, lets the moisture in and keeps it there. I used bricks to hold the newspaper down on the ground. I am a lazy framer but a good one. Now I let my son do the work, since he got grown he enjoys he garden. Plus he likes competing with some of the neighbors.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 May 08
Nothing like picking any of your own home grown veggies and fruits. I am pumped and waiting patiently. I love seeing the daily growth of all my stuff each morning. The wife and I walk the garden checking everything out. A lot of fun sort of. I saw that but what if I choose to run against her? Hmmmm? I'd have to wear my hat though. I put nothing in the dirt. I dig it then plant is all. They thrive due to my great green thumb. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
24 May 08
What great memories this brings back reading about the fresh corn. After my mother moved to the country and when the kids and I would go visit during harvest time it was so nice. We would go pick corn, take it home, shuck it and mostly we would scrape it off the cob and she would cook it up then bag it for the freezer and that was the best sweet creamed corn around. Of course with the kids we would have some on the cob also.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 May 08
I am thrilled that I could bring back some old memories. Last year we only had 4 stalks planted as a test. they did well so we went a bit further. My daughter will share in the harvest though. My oldest grandson loves gardening and he is excited about picking his first ears of corn ever. I roast most mine on the BBQ grill actually. It never lasts us long enough to freeze as all the family loves fresh ears of corn. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
3 Jun 08
Yum! Yum! Sweet corn! and you're on your way to having some! That's something to look forward to!