Fresh Corn in November!

by Gavan on November 8, 2010

Here in the U.S. corn is mostly grown in a region known as The Corn Belt, but it may just have been extended to a small neighborhood in LA courtesy of my astounding harvest this weekend. I hope it doesn’t affect the worldwide price of corn but it may just. I have never been to a corn field so my first glance at it being grown came courtesy of my neighbour when I moved here. I’ve always loved the idea of growing my own veggies as I grew up around that but to see half a dozen corn stalks growing in the front garden of someones house in the middle of LA is not something you see everyday!

This year we had a pretty below average summer by the coast weather-wise. Our other neighbour and I the missus unknowingly planted corn around the same time with the same thinking in mind: Maybe Sept/Oct will be sunny. For us it wasn’t necessarily about growing corn per say, it was about trying something new that could grow in our limited space. Gardening is like an experiment for us. Out of 8 seedlings planted only 4 stalks gave us corn out of which 4 cobs are edible (we’ll save the other 3 for decorations). We didn’t think that was too shoddy for our first go at it. Our poor neighbor only got one edible cob out of his batch (though his heirloom tomatoes are brilliant). Alright, I won’t go on about my corn yield so Dave won’t feel so cheated but suffice to say I’m pretty chuffed ’cause well, I like corn especially in November.


As I figure out what to make with our corn the missus will be deciding what to plant next. Any suggestions?

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Terry November 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

Gavin, that is awesome…we are here in Oregon and it was well below average growing season…but we are going try our hand in hydroponics. I was told it could be as organic as we want!!! super!!! will let you know how it goes…love your articles!!! T

Gavan November 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Thanks Terry. You’ll be the first person I’ll know (of) who’s tried it. I would love to hear how it goes. We’re still trying to figure out what to grow next.
Thanks for getting in touch.

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