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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 12:05 PM

My day off, but not all rest.  Had to pick the 2nd round of sweet corn this morning, and quite a bit of it!  I put it in the shed so it'll be out of the sun, and spread it out to prevent heating.  Likely shuck it tomorrow.  This is a variety similar to peaches & cream, but can't remember the actual seed name.

 

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 12:18 PM

What will you do with it?  Cut it off and freeze, freeze whole ears?  Do you blanch it?

 

I haven't grown corn in a few years.  To get good pollination, you need a sizable plot or hand pollination.  We never used enough to be woth growing, when many neighbors sell it.  Now that my wife has gotten more into preserving our harvest, it might be worth it again.



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 12:26 PM

We take most off the cob for fried corn.  Blanch, then remove from cob, and vacuum seal in bags.  If corn isn't as sweet as usual, Teresa adds a touch of sugar before bagging.

  Here is some on the cob of today's harvest for lunch.

 

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In this pic, on lower left is Eggplant slices dipped in egg, then covered in corn meal and fried.  I never would have thought I'd like Eggplant, but it tastes like fried fish to me!  It's good, and I am picky!

 

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 12:35 PM

Looks like a good dinner! Nothing beats fresh from the garden.



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 12:50 PM

All I can say about this round of corn is WOW!  It's a different variety than the 1st round, and WAY better!  Almost falls off the cob while eating, and is so crunchy & sweet!  I think the seed bag is in the shed in an old desk, and I sure hope so, cause it's all I wanna plant next year!  I can't say enough how good this corn is......almost better than.........  well, almost!  :smilewink:


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 12:59 PM

It's definitely "Serendipity" sweet corn!  This is a Southern States brand of seed, but you can get it under a variety of store brands.  I HIGHLY recommend this Serendipity!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 01:12 PM

CORN, sure looks good make a person want some of it. Thanks for sharing.

 

 

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 01:18 PM

We take most off the cob for fried corn.  Blanch, then remove from cob, and vacuum seal in bags.  If corn isn't as sweet as usual, Teresa adds a touch of sugar before bagging.

  Here is some on the cob of today's harvest for lunch.

 

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In this pic, on lower left is Eggplant slices dipped in egg, then covered in corn meal and fried.  I never would have thought I'd like Eggplant, but it tastes like fried fish to me!  It's good, and I am picky!

 

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Daniel, that surely looks like good eating  there.  



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 01:45 PM

I was already craving some sweet corn after seeing all the roadside stands on our way to the park this morning...now I'm definitely running out to get some!! That's a great looking harvest Dan!


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 03:12 PM

That corn looks real good, Dan. If it tops Peaches and Cream, it's outstanding.

 

:boo_hoo: 

I quit growing sweet corn a few years ago after my wife figured out corn products made her body hurt. Pray for her healing, PLEASE!!!


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 05:15 PM

It's definitely "Serendipity" sweet corn!  This is a Southern States brand of seed, but you can get it under a variety of store brands.  I HIGHLY recommend this Serendipity!!!!!!!!!!

 

That's the same corn I gave you last month. It's the best corn I ever had.


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 05:39 PM

The wite and yellow corn is the best and sweet, sweet, sweet!  There are different varieties, Peaches and Cream, Butter and Sugar, many names, but I think they are probably all the same.  That freezes well too. 

I love eggplant.

I didn't grow any this year but need to get some for freezing.

I love eggplant like that.  The neighbor gave me some, think I'll have it for dinner tomorrow.


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 06:14 PM

All I can say about this round of corn is WOW!  It's a different variety than the 1st round, and WAY better!  Almost falls off the cob while eating, and is so crunchy & sweet!  I think the seed bag is in the shed in an old desk, and I sure hope so, cause it's all I wanna plant next year!  I can't say enough how good this corn is......almost better than.........  well, almost!  :smilewink:

 

 

Do you have ANY idea, how mean you are...........I hate you..... :smilewink:

 

Up here, when I drive around, I see the first (and only) batch of corn, about the

size of a big pickle.

 

But, really, I hope you enjoy it. :thumbs:


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 07:11 PM

 

I didn't grow any this year but need to get some for freezing.

I love eggplant like that.  The neighbor gave me some, think I'll have it for dinner tomorrow.

 

Robert, we've never frozen Eggplant, but we read that when thawed, it's a bit mushy.  Is there a secret to freezing Eggplant to help prevent mushiness?



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 07:46 PM

That's the same corn I gave you last month. It's the best corn I ever had.

 

I knew what you brought was the same as one of my 2 varieties I planted, but wasn't sure if it was my 1st crop or this 2nd one.  I found the leftover seed from my 2nd planting, and definitely was Serendipity.  Another way I knew was pulling up web pics of both.  The Serendipity ears have a deep red silk, where peaches & cream have std yellow silks when 1st silking.  This 2nd crop were red silked.


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