I had been outside at 8 am, 9am, 10 am, 11am, and on and off throughout the evenings shaking the tassels of all of my Serendipity corn plants, but had only noted any pollen falling twice. The silks on some of the ears have turned brown like the picture below. I rubbed the outside of the husks before picking this ear of corn. It felt like lots of kernels were missing. No surprise since the heat had seemed to mess up pollen production. Nothing I can do about that, so I decided to pull back some of the husk and give the corn the thumbnail test. Yep. Milky juice came out of the top kernel. It's time.
I grabbed the husk, pulled it back slowly. No kernels, no kernels, oh no, I was right, no kernels, KERNELS! I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. Look what I got! So tasty that I ate it fresh from the garden...I've never done that before. No boiling needed. It was crisp and sweet. Absolutely delicious! What a great first experience with growing corn.
My Yukon Gold potato flowers. So pretty.