Corn crop update

This year we were given this water tank from our landlord to use in to water our garden. We didn’t want to use our well to water our garden.We were grateful for his thoughtfulness. We were looking to buy one, but he said there was no need he fixed it for us. He loaned us a water pump last year for our garden.

June was really nice and warm we really needed that extra water. We have a water pump in the pond in front of our house to fill the water tank. We finally got it set up in the end of June. It rained all July. We didn’t need it.

WaterTank

This years corn crop is from last years seed corn. It has been our best crop yet. We usually get 1-3 ears per stock if we are lucky. This year the corn out done itself. It is our biggest crop yet.

corn

The stalk below was broken, when the wind knocked down the Poly-tunnel earlier this year. Hubby planted it in the middle of a row so the other stalks would prop it up. We were surprised to see that it survived. It has 3 ears on it.

BrokeCorn

We were shocked at what we found today, when hubby was watering the corn this afternoon. The original stock below has 2 new shoots off of it. There are 10 ears of corn on the 3 armed stalk. We counted it a few times, because we could not believe our eyes. My gardening book said  you usually get one ear of corn per stock. We were surprised last year, when we got 3 ears on some stocks. Our neighbor (who is a farmer) said he had never heard of 10 ears on a stalk  before. He said have you ever saved corn for seed? My husband grinned and said we did that last year. This year corn is from last year seed corn. Our neighbor said Good Job!

tristalk

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Posted on August 30, 2015, in Gardening and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Good job indeed! My corn was planted too late but never mind, it will be good fodder for the compost heap 😊.

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