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OK, I changed my mind

Instead now I am happy about my corn.

When I pulled the first two cobs off I couldn’t really tell what was going on underneath the vines of pumpkins. Most of the corn stalks have 3 (!) corn cobs where I usually get 1. Hey…my corn plants are loaded! Then in addition to those cobs are the funky ones as last described.


Pumpkin in corn



When the squash get travelling through the corn it looks a lot like a jungle. These two plants like each other. The squash keep the ground damp at the foot of the corn and the corn gives the pumpkin extra attraction from pollinators.







I found one mutated head that 6 cobs coming out of it – fascinating. I cooked it and it is edible although there isn’t much of value on them.



Six headed corn



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6 Responses to “OK, I changed my mind”

  1. Hey that sounds like a great relationship with the squash and the corn. Reminds me of me and my guy. I am the corn and he is the squash. Heheh

  2. Naomi says:

    Have you ever attempted to save corn seed?

    • sherry says:

      I’ve done it, but not with this Supersweet variety I love so much. It’s a hybrid. About the only seed I put up with as a hybrid. I have kept and grown other non-hybrid corn, but it’s not as good, so it has ‘fallen by the wayside’.

  3. Naomi says:

    Next year I am going to try corn. We will have to build a cold frame for them because we don’t have enough room in our house for all the plants I like to grow.


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