Sunday, August 1, 2010

Corn and Potatoes

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.


  1. That corn looks yummy! It is a great feeling when you know that is something you grew yourself!

  2. I'm so happy with this variety of corn. Okay, I've never grown corn before. I have nothing to compare it to, but it seems to be a great variety for fresh eating. I don't think this one would be good for freezing though. The kernels are too juicy and tender for that I would think.

    It sure was yummy! It didn't even need any salt or butter. The only downside is that I wish I had more room to plant more corn next season. ;)

  3. None. Seriously. It was really easy to eat. The kernels weren't tough like the ones I get at the grocery store. That's why I don't think it would be good to save, but it's awesome to eat right away. It's a 5-star corn.

  4. Have you tried it right on the stalk? It would be as fresh as possible then. Let me know if it tastes different before you pick it ;)

  5. I think my neighbors would think I was weird if they saw me eating corn off the stalk in the garden. ;) I'll have to do it at night...