Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Corn Harvest

I grew this corn, called Cascade Creamcrop, (bred by Carol Deppe, author of the Resilient Gardener) to grind into polenta. And also to make compost with the stalks. I've just started the harvest today. Doesn't it look great?

Note that leaving the husks on the cob like that caused a pretty much immediate growth of mold, so I quickly shucked them all the way before they could become a massive moldy mess. Now to pull the seeds off the cob, save a few of the best for next year's crop, and dry the rest for grinding. And that reminds me that I need to get a grinder.


Anonymous said...

I believe I have a grinder. MOM

Sara K. said...

I love that quick mom comment!

Sara K. said...

Seeds and ground corn. Nice harvest! I never would have thought about that. You can make your own polenta/cornbread/cornmeal mush and be the red hen and not share with anyone. You planted the corn. You watered the corn. You weeded the corn. You harvested the corn. You ground the corn. You made the polenta/cornbread/cornmeal mush. Now you can enjoy it!!!

Wah lah! Comments done! Now to do the dishes from my cooking!