This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

nine ears of Calico popcorn

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I was thinking my popcorn was a complete failure, but no, 9 pretty ears. Yippee! I planted it late and then didn't water and lost most of the seedlings. I only had one row that grew well. With one row, I was surprised to get any pollination. I harvested today, even though the ears weren't fully dried on the stalks as it looked like a chipmunk started nibbling on an ear.

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Anonymous auntie beak said...

i love, love, love these! so pretty! between the blue jays, corn ear worms, and raccoons, i gave up on corn a long time ago. this might convince me to try again.

October 01, 2015 8:49 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I think all those critters just haven't found my corn patch yet. I'm SURE they will. This is my second year growing popcorn here. Last year was a super harvest. In my harvests at my previous gardens and other gardener's corn at my community garden there is always a fight to escape the birds, worms and raccoons. If you haven't tried in a while, maybe they've forgotten about you.

October 01, 2015 10:02 PM

 

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