Fall Decor Made Easy: Everyone Should Grow Ornamental Corn
My dad always says --why grow corn when there's a farmstand on every corner in summer with juicy sweetness and no earwigs to battle? OK, he probably didn't say juicy sweetness, but he meant it. Harward farms has got some corn to reckon with. Ornamental corn is another story. At about $1.00 per ear, it ain't cheap. The quality isn't always the best either. But girlzies, it's just as easy to grow as sweet corn without the earwig issues. Plus, along with the ears which make a classy wreath (can I say that? I love my wreath even though it's lopsided and some kernals are rubbing off this year), you've got extra for a table centerpiece, and the stalks which I always like to buy for the porch anyway. Just grab a seed packet at your local wally-world or a garden center if you have one nearby, and put them in the ground. You could even buy an ear from the store the first year, rub some off and plant that. That's what I do now with an ear from the year before. Don't look at my white pumpkins in the picture --they're holding up my stalks which got in a fight with the neighbor kid. I told you DON'T look. Sigh.
I am a fitness instructor, AFAA certified personal trainer, and a mom of three. Most of the time I'm vegan, with some crazy "free" meals a couple times a week. I have a love/hate relationship with my yard depending on how much work it needs! I grew up in San Diego, and love the ocean. I scuba, but sometimes have panic attacks snorkeling. Given the choice between the superpowers of invisibility and flight, I'd pick flight in a heartbeat. I love my husband, and his patience with my crazy habit of getting into something that's well over my head.