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Preserving the Corn Crop


I’ve got my ear to the weather reports for frost warnings. Meanwhile I’m trying to live through the energy-sapping, fast paced days of harvest. I grew enough corn for our year’s consumption.

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Corn and Squash patch

 

 

 

 

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Supersweet corn and long zucchini in my wagon

It doesn’t sound like much until you realize this job will take me about 5 hours. 

 

 

 

 

 

The ears are full this year right to the end of the cobs – thanks to the pirade of honeybees and such. I think it also helped to have more flowers in the garden.

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Rows of Corn kernels

In the past I’ve added flowers that are edible, help with pests (like Marigolds among the Tomatoes) or just for the intrigue and beauty. This year I grew  flowers for drying and added a lot of Cosmos for fun and color –  and it just so happens they are great insect attractors (for pollination) !

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Cosmos flowers are attracting the honeybees

 

 The Cosmos are humming with Bumblebee activity. I keep wondering where the honey is being hidden, heheh. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cosmos patch

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6 Responses to “Preserving the Corn Crop”

  1. Anna-Marie White says:

    Hope you are using an electric knife to take those kernels off! I used to blanch, strip the cobs and then seal with one of those bag sealers. Enough for the entire year, something like 35 dozen corn.
    I like mine a little less ripe however…

  2. Anna-Marie White says:

    I meant less mature. Not ripe. heh

  3. Naomi says:

    Your corn crop inspires me!
    I continue to be disappointed in the Taber corn trucks and the horrid price that they charge. The corn is hardly fresh by the time it gets here.

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