I haven't been posting much as the fields have been keeping me quite busy ... We have had a very bountiful corn crop this year!
What a treat after almost 5yrs of near-nothing production.
I think it was e combination of:
(b)sunny but not too hot midsummer
(c)planting later in the season
(d)NOT using a weed deterrent
(e)using a wonderful variety (Serendipity)
(f)hubby getting pissed off at the crows enough to keep an eye on things ...
But the biggest difference was probably
|From Gargoyle Gardens|
I have hopes that next year we will be able to getting a good stand within that tip.
So far we have gotten over 200 dozen out of just that partial triangle field, but I'm afraid that the season has come to a close and the children's roadside stand must close for the season. (we don't go by bushel here, that can vary based on what is in it ... A bushel of apples is not the same as a bushel of corn - nor are two bushels of corn going to have the same amount since it will vary by the size of the cob)
I haven't much room left in my freezers and I have squash that needs to go in ...
Time to get a hold of and learn to use a pressure canner I think - and fast!