For some people it is the sweet taste of a vine ripened tomato, for others it is the ice cold crispness of fresh lettuce, but for me without a doubt it is the sweet buttery taste of back yard corn. I like many of the vegetables I grow, but nothing compares to eating fresh corn from your garden. The taste is so above and beyond anything you can buy in the store. So if I had to pick one vegetable and only grow that for the rest of my life it would be corn.
I planted a 25x4 foot plot of Peaches and Cream corn on March 19th. This is a sweet hybrid variety that is bicolor and absolutely delicious. I planted about 100 to 115 seeds spaced 10 inches apart. I have babied this corn through this Spring drought. I have kept it watered and fixed it from being blown over 3 times. I hope my love pays off. It is very close to being ready with many of the ear silks starting to brown and dry out. I think by this Saturday I will be able to harvest a lot of it. I can't wait to taste the first sweet juicy bite. Last year I blanched and froze this corn straight on the cob, but that took up a lot of space in my freezer. So this year, I am going to strip the kernels and then freeze. I am going to plant another batch of this corn in one of my 4x8 raised beds and see if the results are good. I will post an update after my harvest.
So my fellow bloggers I ask, why do you garden, what is your favorite vegetable?
Close up of ear, this is the largest ear so far