Sweet corn on the Fourth of July

A friend of mine owns a farm in Kansas, where he grows corn. He told me that the corn is supposed to be knee-high by the Fourth of July.

Mirai Sweet Corn, July 4, 2012

My corn didn’t get the memo, because they’re about seven feet tall. Most stalks carry two ears, and a few carry just one. I planted two GrowBoxes with 10 plants each, for a total of 20 Mirai sweet corn plants. So far, I have around 16 ears going. Here’s a portrait of those plants:

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