Knee high 4 the most part

Knee High - Most are knee high with a couple to my mid thigh
@webeishere (36351)
United States
July 3, 2008 2:40pm CST
My golden sweet corn is looking great. I have about 30 stalks growing. Most are at least knee high with some up to the middle of my thigh. I am so looking forward to fresh picked sweet corn soon. I have passed many of the roadside stands selling veggies etc and have been tempted. But they are cyharging way too much now days. Glad I have plenty planted. How bad is the cost of corn in your area? Is there a particular way you prefer your sweet corn made? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
4 Jul 08
Not sure the price right now. I don't do it nearly as often as I used to, but I love to butter it up, spice it, and wrap it in foil and throw it on the grill. YUM. I soooo need to have a garden. My yard isn't really that big and I have an 80 lb. dog out there who would eat it all. :/
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Do you peel off the husk? I don't. I rip one part of the husk down and not off. Lather it in butter add the spices then place the husk back around the corn. Place it =directly on the grill for 5 minutes turning it each 5 minutes 3 times. then wrap it in foil adding some water to moisten the corn up. Leaving the husk on and placing it directly on the grill roasts the kernels a little making it delicious. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
4 Jul 08
Sometimes I do, but since the kiddos came along, I usually take the husk off. They're getting old enough now that I could get away with leaving it on again, though.
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• United States
7 Jul 08
Wow! What a nice crop! What else do you grow? In our area, everything is way pricey. Except for the fruit, which is in season. Good job on the corn. Let us know how you cook it up.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Sweet corn, zuchinni, cauliflower, brocholli, green and yellow garden onions, 6 varieties of tomatoes, bell peppers, banana peppers, pole green beans, strawberries, apple rees, cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, and red rasberries. I think that's all I grow. Hahahaha! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
4 Jul 08
Price of corn isn't to bad here. But nothing comapres to the growing it your self at home type of corn. I love sweet corn especially with lots of butter & a grilled steak to go with it. yum. The last time I got sweet corn from the grocery store it wasn't all that sweet to me even though it said it was so I wasn't to impressed but still managed to eat it for I wasn't going to waste it. I useally just boil the corn in a large pot for I really don't know of any other ways to make it. If you have any suggestions please do share for I will try it and am always willing to try new ways of doing things. Be sure and save a couple for me for it sounds so good right about now.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
4 Jul 08
the price is really cheap at my house. What I have growing cost me less than a dollar total. Hee hee hee! Read through my older discussions. I have one about raosted grilled corn on the cob. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Wrapped in foil with butter and spices and cooked on the grill. But yes as with everything else the price is ridiculous. But it is actually better priced at our produce stands that at the store. The stuff in the store also isn't as good looking as the produce stand is.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Mine last year had huge kernels and was soooo sweet. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
3 Jul 08
There's nothing nicer than fresh corn on the cob, is there? Sometimes I just have them for lunch with nothing else - delicious! I used to like them with butter, but now prefer just salt and pepper.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I'll be eating a lot of corn that's for sure as there is only 3 of us. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Do you know your little picture looks totally different in the email messages? I didn't even know it was you until I saw the Grandpa Bob part at the bottom..lol. Enjoy your corn. I remember helping pick and shuck some when I was younger. I HATED the corn worms!
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Yeah the avatars seem to do that ever so often for a lot of members. This has been happening since the last upgarde many months ago. Oh well. I used to have some beautiful womans face in emails awhile back some friends said. HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
3 Jul 08
We have some sweet corn growing out in the garden, but ours are not as high as yours. Mine are only about a foot tall. Mine got planted after yours. I have bought some sweet corm this summer. I have been getting it of 4 ears for $1.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I haven't looked lately at the price. But ours is free soon. Last time was month ago and it was twice what you said. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I haven't even look to see the cost of fresh corn. I love corn on the cob with butter, I also like whole kernel corn and I love creamed corn. Guess I about got it covered, and in another way of saying it ... I love corn no matter how it is fixed.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Last time I saw it here a month ago they wanted I think $2 for 5 ears. Now I'll have a hundred ears for free probably. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@gemini_rose (16268)
3 Jul 08
Gosh you grow sweetcorn too? that is cool. I love sweetcorn it has to be one of my favourite veggies. I love it when it has plenty of butter in it or it has been in a stirfry or something like that. It is one veggie that my kids adore too and especially they love corn on the cob, they love it best when it has been cooked on the barbecue. My mouth is watering now talking about this.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I've got a menagerie of veggies planted actually. But yes I have a lot of sweet corn planted. I love it roasted in its husk with butter and various spices added. Dig through my older discussions and you'll see a photo or three of the way I raost it outdoors on my BBQ grill. It is the best made in my neighborhood. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I haven't bought any fresh corn this year. Most of the corn crops I've seen look pretty good though so I'm thinking it shouldn't be too high. Last year and the year before we had a drought here and the corn did not do too well. I love fresh corn on the cob and my favorite way is for my hubby to grill it. He hasn't fired up the grill this year so I guess that's why I haven't bought any.
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
6 Jul 08
My only corn story is when I went to NJ in 1985. My aunt's (my father's brother's widow) new husband had a farm in Egg Harbor. So we were asked how many ears of corn did we want with dinner. !!Ears of corn!!! When I did eat corn we only ever got ONE ear of corn. I said none, and my aunt was surprised. At dinner her husband was insulted - but I explained that I was on vacation and I wanted to enjoy it, and I wouldn't enjoy it if I ate corn. Didn't seem to help much, but he left me alone.
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@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
6 Jul 08
It's not too bad here, Walmart was selling it for a dime a piece and Kroger had it for 30 cents an ear. I wish I had planted some in time. Our local grower should have some pretty good stuff, it was like honey last year, crunchy honey! Got some local honey, too, come to think of it and it was wonderful.
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• United States
6 Jul 08
They charge about 4-6 ears per dollar. I have not gotten any fresh corn yet this year. I will try to go to the farms market this saturday and get some fresh veggies.
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@pergammano (7690)
• Canada
12 Jul 08
Grandpa Bob....you make me so jealous! There's nothing like reaping the fruits of your labour.....no matter what, it will be SWEET corn! Here on the West Coast of B.C. corn is 69 cents an ear! Ouch! Price will come down soon...but lowest is usually 3/1.00! Love the "peaches 'n cream" corn! Happy munching!
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Corn almost 5' tall on July 6th. - Almost swallowing my 'scarecrow' up.
The roadside stands I go by don't have sweet corn available yet. The one will in about a week thou. Last year they were $4.00 a dz. Prolly more this year thou. My daughter, who is now 5', is demonstrating how tall our corn is in the pic.