Sweet Corn on the cob with a big dab of ‘real’ butter, Black Eyed Peas cooked with a slice or 2 of course chopped bacon and corn bread. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
My first planting of sweet corn is about 3 or 4 inches tall. I got a poor germination rate from my first planting. It looks like I have about 25 or maybe 30 plants. Grin … that will be between 40 and 60 ears of corn. The problem is they will mostly all be ready for harvesting the same day. Look out deep freezer, here comes the corn.
Delaying sweet corn harvest by 1 or 2 days will effect the quality. The longer it sets unharvested, the more the sugars are lost and the corn will start becoming tough and starchy.
The same rule apples to cooking and eating sweet corn. Sweet corn to be at it’s best must be consumed the day of harvest or in a worst case the day after harvesting.
Today I made my second corn planting. I will make a third planting about the first day of May. Hopefully this will space out my corn harvest for at least 1 or maybe 1 1/2 months time.
With luck I will have 100 to 150 ears I can bag and put in my freezer. Having home grown corn on the cob at Thanksgiving is a real treat.
Black Eyed peas were planted today as well. I had enough seed to plant 6 rows about 10 feet long.
I like planting several short rows side by side. The plants seem to pollinate better and produce a heavier crop that way.
I planted cucumber seed in two of my large unused patio pots. This is a test run to see how well they produce compared to garden planted cucumbers.
I have a almost completed patio pot drip watering system on my front porch. I must finish that project to make caring for container grown vegetable plants easier and hopefully prevent dry stressing my plants during the dry hot days of summer.
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