We have two kinds of corn growing: Painted Mountain and Hopi Blue. I timed their planting so they wouldn't cross-pollinate, and it worked: the Painted Mountain, which I planted in April, came up in the beginning of May, and its ears are ripening as the Hopi Blue is just starting to pollinate.
This evening I picked the first two ears of the Painted Mountain corn, and here are some pictures.
|Thanks to my sweetie for taking this picture.|
These were the early birds. The rest of the ears will probably be ready in a week or so. We'll hang them up to dry, use some as decorations in the fall (along with the blue), and then . . .
We will eat it!
If you want to see a little tour of our garden as it looked about three weeks ago, you can watch the video below. The tomatoes and blue corn have grown a lot since then.