Friday, July 24, 2009

For All Those Who Doubted the Virility of our Corn...

When we bought our lone corn plant in spring, many a concerned person told us that we wouldn't actually get any cobs because the plant needed fertilization from another plant. We thought it was fun to watch the plant grow though, so we left it in the ground. A little while ago we noticed a cob starting to grow - and now we have four! Last night we ate the first one, and boy was it divine. The tenderest I've had, and taste was 9/10; my only complaint was the kernels were a little small. Yummy!

Ready to scoff

July bounty from our garden

The plant from whence it came...

5 comments:

Christine said...

I've sent your evidence to our household geneticist... we'll await his comments.

Samantha said...

Okay, I was one of those people! You've proved me wrong in two ways--I thought you'd only get one cob, and that it wouldn't get fertilized well (and thus there wouldn't be many kernels). Maybe someone has a small corn field nearby and some pollen floated over? Well, I'm glad it was so delicious. I'm totally jealous of your vegetable garden!

Samantha said...

I wrote my comment before I looked at the close up of your veggie patch photo--you have more than one corn plant, don't you? It looks like at least two to me.

Amelia said...

Oh, wow, I am jealous. Bill and I used to have a huge vegetable garden many years ago when we had enough yard for one. Corn was one of our plants and we never had good-looking corn like y'all's. I need to figure out where to start a raised veggie garden for next year. You'll need to send your mojo our way to bring us luck!

Christine said...

Instead of virility, fecundity would have been a good word :)