Almost there

July 5, 2012 at 6:00 am Leave a comment

Corn is one of our staple crops in the beach flats garden.  These towering giants produce abundant food fuel and fiber for gardeners around the world.  The seeds are sown in early spring in the rainy season.  The kernels sprout in the warm spring sunlight and begin their long journey to their productive phase.  Taller and taller they grow in their quest for the sun’s golden rays.  When the time is right they grow a male flower on top.  In spanish the flower is known as a “spiga.”  The spiga drops pollen onto the female corn silks allowing for even pollination of all the corn ears.  In a few more weeks when the ears of corn mature and ripen they will be harvested and enjoyed.  Until then, we can only count the days and make predictions when they will be ready for us.

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