Woohoo…now that’s what I’m talking about!
Now that the pollination process is well under way, the plant will be putting all of its energy into growing each kernel! These scrawny looking cobs will grow in length and continue to fill out to become a part of your family’s summer feasts!
🌽🌽🌽🌽🌽🌽🌽We can hardly wait…15 SLEEPS! 🌽🌽🌽🌽🌽🌽🌽
Now this is a welcome sight for Snyder eyes!
And time for a little education…each of these little silks is attached to a kernel of deliciousness! As they pollinate, the silk will be released and begin to dry down. That’s why corn has brown silks on top at harvest and one of the ways we know it’s ready to serve our Awesome customers!
If all goes warm with the weather we will have corn available in 21 SLEEPS!🌽!🌽!🌽!🌽!🌽!🌽!🌽!
Let the Countdown to Corn begin!
Happy Canada Day to our corn loving community!!
Well unfortunately the crazy spring weather has made predictions at this stage very challenging 😬Our ‘Countdown to Corn’ will have to wait at least a week to allow the crop to keep growing!
We are doing everything we can to try and shift harvest a bit closer but we are definitely looking at a later start in 2019…sometime late July! Bring on the heat and humidity and we will provide the water…if you can’t sleep neither does the corn 😁
I’ll start our official countdown 5 SLEEPS before which should give everyone lots of opportunity to get the water boiling 🤣
In the meantime, we hope you all enjoy this awesome day celebrating Canada and all the freedom and opportunity she provides!
There’s a lot going on inside a single stalk of corn!
If you look closely you can see the tassel growing inside and it is surrounded by lots of luscious leaves 🌽
In the next couple of days these stalks will stretch out and open these leaves to allow the plant to take in more sunlight ☀️
It won’t be long now 😁 35 SLEEPS!!!
Today we begin the task of ‘saving the corn’! Each row of Snyder’s Sweet Corn that is planted under the bio-mulch must be walked and checked to make sure these babies are coming through the holes! If any of them are struggling, then we help reposition them so they can continue to thrive!
🌽 Loving each kernel…it’s what we do! 🌽www.snyderscorn.ca
These little gems are really trying their best in less than ideal growing conditions! Some of their friends have not handled themselves as well 😬 Chilly temperatures and lots of rain has made planting a bit more challenging this season. As soon as the fields are fit we will be laying more plastic and planting more Kickoff to help fill the potential gaps! Looking very forward to a warmer forecast in the future!
Well the sun is shining…at least for today…so it was a great opportunity to check in on our little sprouts!!
Although this early spring weather has been somewhat challenging to work around for getting corn seeds in the ground, those that are snuggled in already are doing their thing 🌽
The guys have been taking advantage of each little opportunity to get more seed planted and we are trusting that warmer (and somewhat dryer…but not too dry 🤪) weather is going to help to ensure that the sweet corn follows up, so that in season we will have lots of supply to satisfy all of your hungry tastebuds!
Oh the sweet smell of fresh soil in the spring!!
Today is the what we consider the start of our 2019 sweet corn season and we are excited to share it with you all!
There’s so much happening as we begin to cultivate the bridge flats and lay our biodegradable plastic mulch to prepare the soil for those first seeds sometime next week. By end of day we hope to have this job complete just in time for the forecasted rain to cinch the plastic mulch nice and tight to the ground. This will help to keep it in place when the late spring winds come through!
The purpose of the plastic mulch is to act as a greenhouse and warm up the cool soil so that when we plant the seeds through it they have a nice warm environment to grow in.
Stay tuned for lots more posts as we grow your delicious Gourmet Sweet Awesome!