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Picked some corn!

Post  littlejo on 6/17/2013, 12:25 pm

I picked the first of several beds of corn this am.   About 60 ears, most were 1/2 ears. Not much for a 3 x 8 bed, planted 4 per square. I picked 5 ears and cooked on the weekend and it was not very tasty, very little flavor. It is Bi-licious Hybrid by Burpee. I will let them know too.
I guess it is ok, but reminds me of some I got in the freezer section of store.
It only had 1 ear per stalk, and most was not pollinated. I tried to do the pollinating some, and the pollen was not fine, it was in about a 1/4 in. long, big pieces. We've had wind but very few bees this yr.  
It looks like it's a hybrid with Country Gentleman(shoe peg corn) and something else.  It shows in the rows not being straight or non-exsistant.

I have a bed of Country Gentleman that is starting to tassel, hope it is tasty.
I also have some Silver Queen that will tassel in a few weeks. I've had Silver Queen that has pollenated and made full ears and the wind had laid it all down.

Question: Will chickens eat corn stalks? I know horses will, but I don't have a horse. I don't think chopping corn stalks is on my list of things to do this yr.


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Post  llama momma on 6/17/2013, 12:37 pm

How about just breaking in enough to throw into the compost pile?? It's a wonderful way to keep it aerated and breaks down very nicely.

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Post  GWN on 6/17/2013, 1:36 pm

They Sure look nice
It never ceases to amaze me the very wide variation in crops that are ready on this forum, my corn is only a few inches high.
Hope the next set is better tasting



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