My Little Corn Harvest

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We planted corn as an experiment this year, not knowing quite what to expect. Corn likes fertile soil, and, well, I’m essentially gardening in a sandbox.

incomplete corn pollination

Looks like incomplete pollination on some of them, but overall I was pleased with how many ears we got from our little planting.

Merit corn

We grew ‘Merit’ corn and got these cute little ears, perfect for a single serving.

ears of Merit corn

Some of these beautiful ears of corn will be boiled, slathered in butter, and sprinkled with salt.

I also plan to take some of these ( the ones that -ahem- were harvested too early) and simmer them in ham stock with some ham chunks, red potatoes, sauteed onions, and make some corn chowder!

Will I grow corn again? Yes!

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2 responses »

  1. Hi Sarah,
    That Merit corn looks sooo tender & juicy. And I saw no signs of earworm damage. Do you use chemicals (Bacillus thuringiensis, etc) or oil? I don’t. I’d rather eat the worms than the chems.
    I’m a Silver Queen fan myself, and for only the 2nd time in 30 years at this location, I found zero worms in my harvest of over 150 ears. I don’t know what to attribute that to, except that I planted really early this year…..March 3rd, if I recall correctly.

    • No chemicals were used. I did see some ants at the time of harvest in some ears, but nothing too bad. I may try ‘Silver Queen’ next time. Congrats on outwitting the earworms!

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