Now that the weather’s getting chilly here in Seattle, I decided to harvest the corn I’ve been growing in the front yard. Now, as you know, Bob, corn is wind- rather than insect-pollinated, which means you need a certain density of corn stalks if you want the cobs to develop properly, and I wasn’t sure I’d planted enough stalks to hit critical mass. Looks like I did, though—the cobs were small (maybe six inches long, and cute) but perfectly formed, with no missing kernels.
The taste, alas, was kinda meh. Gummy and starchy, not “super-sweet” as the seed packet promised. But I didn’t really care—it was a trip to be eating actual corn that I’d grown myself. Maybe next year I’ll try an ornamental variety.