For those of you who follow my little adventures, you know how excited I was to rip out my horrible landscaping (Nandina) and plant corn. I’ve been so hopeful all along that the corn would make it, but for the last couple of weeks, it seemed to stop its progressive growth. Yesterday a couple of the stalks fell over. Was it from the weight of the corn? Was it a sign that the plants were done? The corn cobs seemed smallish. After a day of errands, my friend Christian stopped by to chat about the day’s events. When time came for him to leave to pick up Jaime, I said come back for a glass of wine and we’ll have happy hour. I really just wanted support for what was about to happen, the plucking of the corn. I had no idea if there would be kernals or not, worms or not, or just not anything.
So, I plucked a corn cob.
While not the monumental, lengthy grocery corn of my youth, I found it to be perfect, and wormless. So, with company coming back, I wanted to celebrate my corn, so I scraped it off the cob, picked a ripe jalapeno, and took a ripe Celebrity from the window, and sauteed them together.
The end result, was amazing to me, topped with shaved Sand Creek Farm Monterrey Jack. I over peppered it for one of my guests. Sorry C! I didn’t know.
I have planted 40 corn seeds in the 5 x 5 garden I’ve dedicated to Three Sisters Gardening. The corn I planted is different, but from Buck Moore Feed, so I’m sure it is corn that grows well here. I’m excited for more corn adventures. I picked some more and another tomato to boot!