A good friend told me that she had some dark purple corn seeds. I was very curious and I asked her to pass me some seeds to grow in my garden. This was my first time trying to grow corn in my garden. Anyway, I sowed the few seeds given to me in small containers. When they were ready, I transferred them into 2 big pots.
Due to lack of space, I placed 2 plants in each pot. I don't know whether I will get any harvest or not but it was fun and interesting to watch them grow.
My maize plant started to bear flowers. First time seeing maize flowers.
From the internet, I learned that these are male flowers, called corn plant tassels.
The leaves are long and look like sugar cane leaves.
Taking a closer look - they looked like grains.
This plant looked healthy. Signs of ears of corn appearing.
The yellow hairs are called silks. Since it was my first time, I was not sure when to harvest.
When I finally harvested the first corn, it was a bit over matured.
Even though it was not a big one, I was very happy with the first fruit! Though it was a bit over matured, I happily chewed on the fresh raw kernels. I first learned to eat raw maize kernels from my sister and I am glad I did because I love the raw taste.
At least I have tried growing corn in my garden and able to post about it. Lol!
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The following sunrise photos are for joining Skywatch Friday.
Photo #1 - 06:52:55 am - sunrise shot taken from my house.
Photo #2 - 06:58:32 am - sunrise shot at the recreation park.
Photo #3 - 07:00:19 am - sunrise shot taken as we walk around the lake.
Photo #4 - 07:00:32 am
Photo #5 - 07:02:10 am
Photo #6 - 07:02:22 am
Photo #7 - 07:02:59
Photo #8 - 07:03:10 am - hope you enjoyed the beautiful sunrise photos.
Linking to Skywatch Friday.
"And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
For you will go on before the LORD to prepare His ways;
To give to His people the knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins,
Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
To shine upon those who sit in darkness
and the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace."
(Luke 1:76-79. New American Standard Bible-NASB)