didn't fare so well. I didn't realize that popcorn would cross pollinate with corn , actually I thought about it when I planted it and was planning to read up about it , but forgot to. It did cross pollinate , most of the corn ears were small and didn't fill out well. I did manage to freeze about 60 descent sized ears.
I harvested a few ears of the Cherokee Long Ear popcorn to see how it did , it looks pretty good. I'm leaving most of it on the stalks to dry out , hope those garden critters leave it alone. Shadow has been confined to the dog lot each day , so he's not much help at chasing them away. He stole two guinea eggs from the nest and I'm afraid he'll upset their nesting. There were 4 deer out there in the garden yesterday , 1 buck , 2 does and a fawn. I didn't get a pic of the buck , he was over in what's left of the corn. I'm planning to let those small ears of corn dry out for the chickens , will need to figure out how to grind them up. I'll probably try the blender , anyone else ever tried to grind dry corn with a blender or is that a crazy idea (LOL)?
~ Garden Blessings ~