Friday, February 14, 2014

Home Grown Corn

Back on the 1st December Sienna and my father in law from Melbourne planted some corn and here we are about 10 weeks later and the corn told us it was ready to eat.  I am simply amazed at this type of nature.  I knew the corn was nearing readiness last week however, last night when we were in the garden half of the corn was leaning on it's side literally meaning it was ready for us to pick.  I had recently researched how to tell when corn would be ready to pick and it said that the tops of the corn that hair like grass would go brown and dry and that the corn would be at an angle beckoning to be picked.  When I read that I thought how clever it that, but had just imagined that the actual corn cob would lean more on a right angle telling the gardener it was ready however it happens to be the entire plant.  Thinking about it makes sense because these are heavy veggies on a rather thin stalk.  See half of them leaning over to say "I'm ready pick me, pick me".  So cool......




What surprised me even more was I was taking photos of Sienna and James in front of the corn on Thursday afternoon and the corn were all standing upright and then last night when we were in the garden noticed that half of them were leaning over.  It was the funniest thing for me to witness and I think the whole process is so clever.  You don't need an app for that, the corn says "I'm ready".  Without waiting any further we promptly cut off two cobs of corn and the kids ripped them apart for our little photo shoot.

It was pitch black by this stage so I had to try and keep the kids still because the shutter speed was so slow and my ISO was pretty high.  Both of the kids were holding the cobs of corn up saying "Look Mum it's like the Statue of Liberty".  Then they tried to do a "007 James Bond" pose with the corn before it was time for me to cook it and put it on our pizza's.  Let me tell you, this is the best corn I've ever tasted and it was such a fun experience watching it grow and learning about another veggie in our gardening journey.









10 comments:

  1. There's nothing better than the taste of corn harvested from the garden! The corn looks so well developed and full..your success:)

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  2. Beautiful yellow kernels Kathy. I could just cover it in butter and gobble it up!

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  3. I do envy how you are able to grow things so successfully, and I just love the photo of the two of them back to back :).

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  4. Well done on your delicious harvest Kathy!! I LOVE fresh sweetcorn!

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  5. Fantastic and that's really cool that they let you know when they're perfect for picking
    Martina

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  6. You take lovely photos! What are you shooting on? Thanks! Marian

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    1. Hi Marian I have a Canon 7d using a 24-70mm f2.8 Canon Lens. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment it's lovely to read them. Kathy

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    2. Cheers, Kathy! Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

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  7. Isn't there nothing like the reward and smile home grown corn gives you!!! Your cobs are just perfect! Well Done...ours are a bit of a motley bunch but beauty is in the eye of the beholder ;D Jan x

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    1. Jan, Home grown are original and original means, they may not all be the same, therefore lending itself to some look a bit weird...hey....Kathy

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