Friday, August 20, 2010
Corn on the cob
I am a bit confused. I had heard that corn did well in large patches, so that they could all pollinate properly. Having seen corn grown in the fields nearby, the edges seem to be smaller. In my case, the edges were producing the largest ears, with very little in the interior of the bed. This is certainly not all the corn to be harvested, but I'm not expecting to get too much more.
They were very tasty. The family was thrilled with the perfect level of sweetness and corn flavor. I'm not very happy with the yield. It seems like a waste of garden space. Should I have been more aggressive with the fertilization? Did I just need a bigger bed? I would love any wisdom from the more experienced corn growers.