We harvested our first corn this year. Call it alpha stage corn.
I'm pleased that we succeeded at all, given our climate and utter lack of corn-growing experience.
The stuff's pretty short, though. Two inches each.
Some things to do differently, next year:
- Plant in a matrix, rather than a single row. Corn needs intensive cross-fertilization.
- Speaking of fertilizing, putting some goodies in the dirt for the corn to draw on. (Remember the old fish Indian corn trick)
- Use seeds with the shortest growing season.