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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  Chopper on 9/24/2010, 1:10 pm

Don't worry, the corn doesn't know its GDD either and it will either grow or it won't. And not to worry because corn was certainly not served at the first Thanksgiving either being so late in the year and in New England. Would be fun, though.

I was reading about the first T-day and it sounds like it was pretty meat and seafood heavy. The settlers, I've heard, tired of lobster it was so plentiful. Not big on veggies, our forefathers, and little choice by November in New England. But all the venison, turkey, lobstah and clams you could eat! LOL. I imagine they used dry corn either as gruel or as flour.

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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  Old Hippie on 9/24/2010, 9:58 pm

@CarolynPhillips wrote:
Oh Lordy, I may not have corn til New Years rofl

So on your guests plate at Thanksgiving you will just have to put a picture of the corn and a raincheck that they can cash at New Years.

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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  Chopper on 9/24/2010, 10:25 pm

Maybe you can have the only New Year's Eve party featuring fresh corn on the cob.

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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  CarolynPhillips on 9/24/2010, 11:09 pm

y'all are so funny.


funny post


off topic----somebody needs to add some Autumn smileys. smiley pumpkin head.

Honestly----I feel like the laughing stock of SFG at the moment---but when I finally do get to eat my corn--- (might be candy corn rofl )

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Post  trustinhart on 9/24/2010, 11:42 pm

You are not the laughing stock Carolyn, why I have learned so much from reading your entries. I get so excited when I see what others are doing. And Boffer, the more scientific you get the better I like it, I'm kinda of a geek. I have had exposure to many of the sciences, but this new stuff is just fascinating. Who knew that there were GDD's ( and I'm not being funny). I'm used to nursing management with PPDs (Per patient days), so I'm learning a lot. This was my first year, can't wait to keep studying study

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Post  Old Hippie on 9/25/2010, 12:32 am

I second trustinheart's post. Carolyn, you are most definitely NOT the laughing stock. I am totally in awe of both you and Boffer with all your scientific stuff. I tease and joke because that is who I am. I am so hoping I can figure out all this stuff and apply it to my own garden. Hats off to all of you.

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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  CarolynPhillips on 10/25/2010, 3:12 pm

I don't think I will have fresh picked corn on Thanksgiving.
I don't know if I will have corn from these plants at all.
But--if and when I do--it will surely be Thanksgiving on that day.
Right now the plants are on the North end of the greenhouse and
I will be moving them to the South end of the greenhouse---in hopes this will
speed things up some.



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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  Furbalsmom on 10/25/2010, 3:24 pm

good luck, you still have almost a month

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Post  Aub on 10/25/2010, 9:20 pm

Don't you wish we had a potion like in the game Plant Tycoon? We could just put a vial of potion on our veggies and then *POOF*... fully grown! All this waiting is hard.

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Post  Megan on 10/25/2010, 9:29 pm

@CarolynPhillips wrote:I don't think I will have fresh picked corn on Thanksgiving.
I don't know if I will have corn from these plants at all.
But--if and when I do--it will surely be Thanksgiving on that day.

At the very least, you could make some awesome tamales and/or corn husk dolls! Very Happy I remember make Christmas decorations with the dolls back when I was knee high to a cornstalk.

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Post  CarolynPhillips on 10/25/2010, 11:52 pm

Megan, can you explain these decorations? I never heard of them.

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Post  Megan on 10/26/2010, 7:37 pm

Corn husk dolls didn't start out as decorations. They were really dolls, once upon a time, going back to Native Americans and then later to new settlers in the Americas. They do make really cute ornaments, though. Here's an example of how to make them and an image google. I never saw them with legs, though; they were always girls with long skirts. Smile

http://www.teachersfirst.com/summer/cornhusk.htm
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Post  Odd Duck on 10/27/2010, 12:28 pm

WOW! Some of those are absolutely amazing! Ours were always very basic - like the first link shows. I had no idea people could make such fancy stuff from corn husks!

And we never did legs, either!

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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  CarolynPhillips on 11/13/2010, 1:15 am

Corn is growing tassels.
Fingers crossed.


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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  CarolynPhillips on 11/13/2010, 1:23 am

Megan, the corn husk dolls were very interesting. I might try it.
sorry I been away---and haven't responded to post.

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Post  LaFee on 11/13/2010, 5:19 am

I remember making them in Girl Scouts - and I still have one of the dolls I bought (somewhere?) for a Christmas ornament. Her hair is made from the dried silk.

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Post  Megan on 11/13/2010, 8:00 am

Your corn looks great, Carolyn! I'm so jealous. Smile

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Post  Furbalsmom on 11/13/2010, 12:16 pm

Carolyn, yeah on the corn. cheers
Probably not in time for Thanksgiving, but, it does give you hope that you will soon be eating fresh corn.

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Post  Chopper on 11/15/2010, 12:51 am

If not Thanksgiving, there is always Christmas!

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Post  Dunkinjean on 11/15/2010, 11:08 pm

Carolyn,

I am also very envious of all of your talents - your corn looks great!!

Please keep us posted. Very Happy

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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  CarolynPhillips on 11/28/2010, 2:26 pm

ok, so I did not have corn for Thanksgiving but Christmas is looking pretty good.

Happy belated Thanksgiving. Hope all were well.



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Post  CarolynPhillips on 11/28/2010, 2:30 pm

Live and Learn. At least I have this experience to live by. Next year I will know when to start the corn in order to have fresh corn for Thanksgiving. I really can't wait to try this again. It's always fun trying to beat your own personal best.

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Re: Corn? veggies Thanksgiving.

Post  happyfrog on 11/28/2010, 6:59 pm

wow~ those are beautiful plants!

as a zone 5-er, i'm a bit envious of your corn prospects for the holidays!

looking forward to hearing about your harvest! Smile

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