Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Lessons Learned from Indian Corn

I tried growing some Indian Corn that my dad gave me this year. Here are some things I've learned:
  • End of July is way too late to plant corn in Utah
  • Indian corn grows two ears per plant
  • I got about 1/4 corn flour per plant (probably would have gotten more if the ears were mature)
  • Don't dry corn ears on the stalks if you've picked the stalks.
  • Corn ears take forever to dry (about 2-3 weeks).
  • Corn dries faster if it isn't on the cob.
  • Grinding corn that isn't all the way dry is an exercise in futility.
  • Grinding corn that is dry is easy, much easier than grinding wheat.

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