Since I now waddle around like I have a corn cob up my rear, I thought it would be fitting to talk about the corn harvest from our garden. Excellent connection, don’t you think?
The back story on the corn is that I ordered it on a whim, never having grown it before. I didn’t actually figure it would grow. Not sure why, just hadn’t really considered it on a small scale. I only grew 3 or 4 rows of it.
It grew fine for not being a large scale operation. I’m such a dummy, though, because I was really surprised to learn that a corn plant only yields one or two ears of corn each. What an incredible waste of greenery! Surely something that big could be pumping out 8-10 ears easily, no?
I harvested a sum total of 22 ears of corn. If it hadn’t been so delicious I would have been truly deflated by such a small amount.
The kids did most of the corn harvest under Grandpa Joe’s supervision….
In other news, we’re up to 119 tomatoes harvested. I’m freezing most for now until I feel like canning. Speaking of freezing, we moved our freezer inside the house today (from the garage) and I’m exceedingly excited about that.
Oh, and my previous post on pumpkins – yeah, only 5 grew in the end when the plant got some root rot. I guess I learned something there, huh? Lots of cantaloupe, though.
Here are some pictures of our gardening adventures….