Saturday, July 12, 2014
Corn is an area I'm still struggling with. I wanted to get some popcorn in the ground this year and Painted Mountain corn but alas, I just couldn't get all the ground worked up I needed to so some of the garden is fallow this year. As for the cross-pollination problem of growing more than one kind of corn at a time, I've got some new ideas to try on the subject. We'll talk about that later. I've got company arriving today once more so I've got to get ready.
As for the corn I did get put in the ground, it is called Alaska. We shall see. Some of Alaska has a better growing season than we do so I'm now questioning if I made a good choice. It will definitely be a good year to test cold tolerance as we have been cool so far. I'm hoping for a short stalked corn with big ears. Is that too much to ask for? I figure if the energy goes into the ears and not into the stalks maybe the corn will have time to mature and will do better in these foothills of the mountains. Warm weather is promised for the end of the week so we shall see if it will give my corn a good boost in growth. It sure needs it. The knee high by the fourth of July rule that so many people tout seldom happens in my world.