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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!