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Friday, July 22, 2011


We're really close to being able to harvest some corn and I've been researching things like how to tell when corn is ripe and exactly how to harvest.

In the process, I've found a few interesting corn facts.

For example, did you know that each of the silks on a corn cob belongs to a single kernel?

And a pound of corn is about 1,300 kernels?

Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota account for over 50 percent of the corn grown in the U.S. And this year, California has increased its production a little. ;-)

Each tassel on a corn plant releases as many as 5 million grains of pollen.

The corn cob is actually part of the corn's flower.

We're sure hoping to partake is some of this fun crop this weekend - and you can be certain that I'll share!

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