When we drive through the countryside here, we see corn everywhere. So I knew it would grow in our garden most likely. I just wasn't sure if we had enough room to make it worth while. But even if we only got a few ears, the boys and I decided it would be a fun endeavor.
And it was.
We had read about the "three sisters" concept of growing corn, beans and squash. Renee's Garden has a nice description of the symbiotic relationship between the plants and how it originated. Even though we planted our beans a few weeks after the corn, the beans still outgrew the corn. And our squash, well the squash beetles got us for the fourth year in a row. I wonder if the Iroquois Indians had a remedy for those pests.
However our experiment came out, the corn was tasty...as all things are that are grown with your own hands.
We'll try the three sisters again next year.