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#1 chieffan OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2016 - 06:56 PM

raise your own sweetcorn when you can buy top quality, home grown, fresh picked sweet corn at $5 for a bakers dozen?  Got our first bunch today and had some for supper. (Yes SUPPER.  Dinner is at noon.)  Sweet, firm and juicy.  We quit trying to raise our own about 4 years ago when we lost the battle and bought some from this young man, selling out of his pickup at one of the busiest intersections in town on the main highway going through, right at a stop light.  When you stop and roll your window down he is headed your way as soon as he knows how many you want.  Won't go back to raising my own again as long as he is around.  It don't get any better than that.


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Posted July 16, 2016 - 07:11 PM

raise your own sweetcorn when you can buy top quality, home grown, fresh picked sweet corn at $5 for a bakers dozen?  Got our first bunch today and had some for supper. (Yes SUPPER.  Dinner is at noon.)  Sweet, firm and juicy.  We quit trying to raise our own about 4 years ago when we lost the battle and bought some from this young man, selling out of his pickup at one of the busiest intersections in town on the main highway going through, right at a stop light.  When you stop and roll your window down he is headed your way as soon as he knows how many you want.  Won't go back to raising my own again as long as he is around.  It don't get any better than that.

I'm always telling my wife that. It was a painting of the last supper not the last dinner. On the sweet corn note I planted 6 rows of corn twice and the ground squirrels got it both times. I am now buying it from a pickup truck parked up by Casey's.


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Posted July 16, 2016 - 07:17 PM

I can honestly say I've never bought corn that tasted anywhere as close to the flavor as what I've grown, BUT with all the hassles involved in growing, sometimes I ponder not having a garden anymore.  If we had of planted a garden this year, the hale storm we had would have destroyed it.  Then the critters eating all the spoils.  


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Posted July 16, 2016 - 07:28 PM

This is why I like to grow as much as I can

 

http://permaculturen...om-non-gm-corn/


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Posted July 16, 2016 - 07:50 PM

For the same reason we spend a small fortune hunting or fishing when there's better stuff at the corner store for less money and hassle.


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 12:25 AM

I buy my sweet corn from a farmer who sells it in the markets parking lot. Same market I buy my butter, cause I ain't making/growing that either. :thumbs:


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 05:24 AM

This is why I like to grow as much as I can

 

http://permaculturen...om-non-gm-corn/

That is field corn - NOT sweet corn.  Ton of difference.  Daughter-in-law lives in New Hampshire and after eating Iowa corn she said theirs taste like crap.


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Posted July 17, 2016 - 05:25 AM

For the same reason we spend a small fortune hunting or fishing when there's better stuff at the corner store for less money and hassle.

But you better not be able to buy the SAME stuff at the corner store.  That is the difference.  I don't hunt or fish any more.



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Posted July 17, 2016 - 06:33 AM

That is field corn - NOT sweet corn.  Ton of difference.  Daughter-in-law lives in New Hampshire and after eating Iowa corn she said theirs taste like crap.

 

 

Fine you want sweet corn here is your sweet corn. 

 

http://www.nongmopro...more/sweetcorn/  

 

 

I know what is in the corn I grow....well even better I know whats not in mine. 



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Posted July 17, 2016 - 06:36 AM

I got a friend that is a huge commercial farmer and he won't eat or feed his family the stuff he is contracted to grow. 



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Posted July 17, 2016 - 08:46 AM

But you better not be able to buy the SAME stuff at the corner store.  That is the difference.  I don't hunt or fish any more.

With the fish you often can.

Beef instead of venison, store chicken rarely has shot in it.......






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