Corn Harvest today.


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I picked 93 ears of corn this morning, I picked 31 ears 2 days ago = 124 ears total so far. There should be 40 more ears in the garden probably hiding among the twisted storm damage corn stalk pile. I was shucking the corn outside, wife kept coming to get corn to blanch in the kitchen. When I finished I started slicing kernels off the cob and wife filled 24 zip lock bags. Black corn bugs were bad this year we have more than enough corn, I cut 1" to 3" from several ears to remove the bad. Our goal was 20 bags, including 6 bags yesterday, 24 + 6 = 30 bags of corn in the freezer.
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Congrats!!! My corn was a fail this year...planted too late in the season and then it got hot. Well done on the harvest!
 
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Congrats!!! My corn was a fail this year...planted too late in the season and then it got hot. Well done on the harvest!

I had the same problem, spring would not quick we still had cold rain and cold mud May 15. I learned my lesson years ago not to plant seeds is soil 65° or colder so I waited. Suddenly we had 95 degree weather. I waited then got worried 95° and no rain forecast for a week. I planted corn seeds then waited still 95° and no rain forecast for a week. I started watering seeds morning & evening 6 days later 1/2 the plants were coming up so I started watering longer morning & evening. Finally 2/3 of the plants were up 95° no rain for 3 weeks dry as desert I am still watering corn morning & evening. Then it rained then no rain for a month. Finally I decided to quit watering let it die & don't like to baby plants. Plants slowly got larger then 2" of rain then hot dry desert again. TN is not usually 95° and no rain May that usually come a month later in June. Corn looked bad 4' tall with tassels 98° every day. Then the rain came, 4" then 2" them 1" then 6", then 2" about every 3 days. Corn was suddenly 7' tall with silks on ears. Then no rain for a while then too much rain for 3 weeks. Garden was mud for a while. Finally 2 days ago mud dry enough I can walk in the garden I picked 30 ears that were ripe. I waited 2 days then picked 93 ears today. I am 30 miles south of Nashville TN TV News says we have broken heat records 47 days in a row. We had drought warnings then flash flood warnings then drought again then floods again. LOL. Wow what a roller coaster ride it has been. Seeds came up like 3 separate crops. In about 1 more week I can pick another 30 ears when they are ripe but we don't need more corn.
 
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Looks good. No bug or bird damage.

I'm fighting the grackles right now. The shotgun is seemingly persuasive but they are smart and bold characters. Always a lookout perched somewhere.
 

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