Saturday, June 27, 2009

The internet is for corn!

(or: Knee high by the 25th of June!)

knee high before the 4th of July

Given our very late start, I was quite surprised that the corn reached knee high by the 23rd or so of June. Especially given that my knees are rather higher than average.

Photo by A.


Jayne said...

It's looking good!

Karen Anne said...

How big is your corn patch? Someone suggested I try growing corn, but I read that you need a big patch because it's wind pollinated, so I wimped out.

Christopher Busta-Peck said...

It's not that big - there are about 60 plants (two varieties). It is wind pollinated, but the number only really matters if you're trying to save seed - in which case you want at least 100 plants.

A. said...

Karen Anne - I've always been told by my folks that the important part is planting them in a grid rather than a straight line. The grid increases the likelihood that the pollen is spread between the plants. Since my dad comes from a long line of corn farmers in Maryland..I trust his advice. :D