We started this morning picking in a new batch of very sweet Sweet Corn! The ears are huge and taste great! I think it is even sweeter than the stuff we had earlier this week.
My personal favorite cooking recipe for corn is….. the quick and simple method.
How to cook Sweet Corn?
Bring water to a boil on the stove.
Peel corn and place in boiling water.
Once the water comes back to a boil, let the corn boil for about 3-4 minutes.
Take the corn out of water and let it cool before eating.
Of course I like to apply butter and salt before eating.
We’re *about* 3 weeks away from our first taste of fresh sweet corn! We need rain, rain, and more rain to go along with this heat to make it grow!!!
This spring we have had an unseasonable number or warm days! Most years we start to plant sweet corn during the last week of April but this year we started at the beginning of April. This is a risk because if we get a frost after the corn grows above the ground it will all die! I can’t remember a year when local sweet corn has been ready to pick before the 4th of July but this year might be the year!!
The first corn we planted has a 74-day maturity period should give us sweet corn in mid-June. However, I’m not confident this will be the case! The 74-day maturity period is an estimation that depends on growing conditions. In order for the seed to germinate the soil needs to be at least 55 degrees and optimal air temperatures should be between 60-95 degrees.
We plant a few different varieties of corn whose estimated maturity time ranges from 74-84 days. This year we are planting all bi-color sweet corn based off your feedback on taste and sweetness. If you are planting your own sweet corn in your garden there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Different varieties of sweet corn need to be isolated from each other to avoid cross pollination. This can be done in a couple of ways; one is to plant the different varieties at least 14 days apart because then they will not be tasseling (pollination occurs when the corn is tasseling) at the same time which is when the pollination occurs. Another option is to plant the sweet corn in different physical locations.
We plant sweet corn with a small 4 row planter. The rows are 30” apart and a seed is planted every 9inches. I usually plant the seeds between 1-2” deep. We plant a few rows every 5-7days to avoid all of the sweet corn being ready to pick at the same time. The biggest challenge of planting this often is trying to guess when the next rain fall will come – we can’t plant when the field is too wet – so we can have a consistent harvest of corn throughout the season!
The pictures below is of 74-day maturity sweet corn which was planted about 30 days ago!
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The sweet corn is ready!!! We are located just east of Hwy 83 on County Road I in Mukwonago, WI this year due to road construction in front of the farm.
Enjoy the corn!!
With the road construction on Highway 83 we will be selling sweet corn. The stand will be on Highway I just east of Highway 83. The sweet corn is a little late this year so it should be ready in a week or two. So…. Check back frequently and we will post when its ready.
Our favorite time of year! It’s finally here – we’ve picked our first sweet corn of the season. Our stand is located on Hwy 83 in Mukwonago – between Hwy I and Hwy X (Salesville Rd). Come and get it – picked fresh every morning – and sometimes again in the afternoon – no day-old corn here!
If you need a large order (over 10 dozen) just shoot us an email or give us a call.
Finally it’s ready!!! Sweet corn is available daily at the roadside stand between Hwy I and Hwy X on Hwy 83 North of Mukwonago.
We have a few different varieties of corn, some yellow and some bi-color… all of it is SWEET and picked fresh each day… no yucky leftovers. Also, we do not spray the corn with pesticides!
If you’re interested in a large order we just ask that you let us know so we can have it ready for you. Either stop by or shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
On another note, we’re already looking ahead to this October… work has started on the corn maze and pumpkin plants are looking good despite the heavy rains we were hammered with earlier this spring. Check back soon for updated pictures.
We started to plant sweet corn about 10 days ago…. here’s what those seeds currently look like
We planted more today!
Hoping for good weather this summer so we’ll be enjoying sweet corn by mid-July through August!!! Can’t wait! Here are some details from today’s planting…
We use it as decoration, either in a tall vase or hung upside-down on the wall. It is typically grown for all different uses – mainly for bird seed.