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How do you know when to pick your corn?


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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 09 2008 - 01:08 PM

I've grown lots of fruit and vegetables over the years, but this year is a first for me. I planted a line of corn along my back fence, which faces roughly south. We had late frosts here in southern Idaho so the planting was delayed until about May.

I can tell when an apricot or an apple is ripe. And you can measure when to pick grapes by waiting until the sugar content is 24 degrees brix. How the heck do you know when to pick the ears of corn? They are all covered up by the husk. If you pull off the husks to inspect the kernels, won't that screw things up? Posted Image
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#2 of 24 OFFLINE   drobbins

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Posted September 09 2008 - 01:14 PM

You wait until the silk turns brown. If it is still "silky" then it is not ready yet.

#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 09 2008 - 01:25 PM

Holy heck almost all my ears had the silk turn brown this week. Must be harvest time! Posted Image I guess starting tomorrow I'm in corn city for about 2 weeks.

Here's Susie walking past my corn crop. Notice the cabernet savignon is getting ripe now too.
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#4 of 24 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 09 2008 - 02:29 PM

We have had some of the BEST sweet corn this summer here in the east. Mmmmmm!

Hope yours is tasty, Dennis. To be able to pick it and husk it as you are walking toward the pot of boiling water will only make it taste THAT much better! Posted Image

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#5 of 24 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 09 2008 - 03:20 PM

I have a nice tri-tip steak which I'll marinate and eat with some corn. Also local sourdough garlic bread - the kind with little pieces of fresh garlic baked into the dough. I figure I'll have two ears of fresh corn per day for the next two weeks. Maybe I'll open a bottle of local Sawtooth cab to complete the local flavor of the meal.
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Posted September 09 2008 - 07:22 PM

A very large green man appears amongst it and says 'ho, ho ho'.

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Posted September 09 2008 - 11:23 PM


Eliot Spitzer*? Posted Image

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#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 09 2008 - 11:39 PM

Maybe he would sing "a maize-ing grace"?
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Posted September 10 2008 - 03:08 AM

On a more serious note if your stalks are getting a lot of sun then the corn actually is ripe for quite a while and it's more about what size nibblets you prefer (well, I tried to be serious).
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Posted September 10 2008 - 04:34 AM

There is nothing like fresh corn on the cob. Man. I wish I could grow corn in my backyard. Unfortunately, I live too far North. The growing season for corn is not long enough up here.
"You bring a horse for me?" "Looks like......looks like we're shy of one horse." "No.......You brought two too many."

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Posted September 10 2008 - 04:34 AM

You guys is kill me! Posted Image

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#12 of 24 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 10 2008 - 04:56 AM

All your maize are belong to us.
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Posted September 10 2008 - 08:50 AM

While it is good to say grace before eating your corn, but it doesn't need to be an amazing grace and you don't necessarily need to sing it either.

#14 of 24 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 10 2008 - 08:53 AM

Well, there's a song that'll be stuck in my head all day now! A-maize-ing grace, how sweet the corn...

There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted September 10 2008 - 09:18 AM

Things have gotten a little corny in here.
"You bring a horse for me?" "Looks like......looks like we're shy of one horse." "No.......You brought two too many."

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#18 of 24 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted September 10 2008 - 11:56 AM


That's right. I'd forgotten that you were one of those Presbyopians.

Well I picked two ears an hour before dinner time. They look good. I had to pick two early to make sure about my dinner plans. Right now the menu includes all 5 Idaho Food Groups:

- BBQ meat
- potatoes
- corn
- onions
- red wine

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The biggest corn field maze in several hundred miles is about 4 miles from my home here. idahomaze.com - Home
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Posted September 10 2008 - 01:59 PM

If you see this guy out near your stalks of corn...give me a call.

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There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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Posted September 10 2008 - 02:10 PM

How much does it cost to buy corn from Captian Jack Sparrow?

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