I'm really pleased with how my popcorn is looking. 2 or 3 ears per stalk now. I have 3 8 foot rows with about 20 stalks per row. But I'm not going to count the ears until I harvest them.
I was talking with a real farmer yesterday who said to make sure I let the popcorn stay on the stalks a long time - until the silks are fully dry. She said this is the main mistake people make with popcorn. The trick she said is to pick it just before the critters find it. Funny...