I rarely grow corn in my garden. It takes up a lot of room and it seems you must grow a lot to make it worth the while. Plus, in our environment, it's kind of like tomatoes...not hot enough for long enough.
But this year I was inspired to try it once again. I was inspired by this book:
In here she says you can plant corn into June yet.
Then I was further inspired by a gentleman at Church who has been gardening forever. He planted his corn in May and because of our amazingly warm spring it is already 4 inches or more high.
So I decided to give it a go.
I took a tip out of the above book and "pre-sprouted" the corn. I put the whole package of seed in between some wet paper towel. I watered it to keep it moist until I saw little sprouts coming out of the corn. ( I wish I had taken a picture.)
On Friday, June 12th, I planted my pre-sprouted corn in the ground.
Today here is a picture of the corn, poking it's way out of the soil, only 5 days after planting it.
I think this is pretty cool! I'm excited to see how this adventure in corn goes.