once again I'm here to talk to you guys a little bit about saving your own seed! In this episode we're going to be learning about saving the seeds of corn. It's not as hard as it may seem to some of you. You plant the corn, the corn sprouts, the corn grows to full maturity.
At that point you can serve some of it up with butter, salt-and-pepper! O yeah:)
You can take 10% of your crop and give it to the Lord by giving it to the needy (that's what I do)!
And you can save some seeds for the next growing season. And since we are talking about saving seats let's go into further detail.
You need to think about how many corn seeds you'll need for the next season, so ask yourself these questions.
- How many corn plants did I plant this year?
- Did I get enough corn this year or do I want more next season?
Now depending on your answers, this is how you can determine how many seeds you will need for the next season. If you planted 10 plants and that was good enough for you then you only need to save one corn cob. As a matter of fact one cob will yield about 600 to 800 seeds per cob so that should cover it;)
You always want to keep in mind to save at least double the amount of the corn seed you'll need to plant that way if anything goes wrong, you still got more seed.
Keep a close eye on your corn. As it grows you will see the strong cobs (only the strong survive!). That is where you want to get your seeds!
- You want to make sure that you're picking the best looking and the biggest corn on the cob from all your corn stocks.
- A good rule of thumb (but not totally necessary) is to cover the cob with a paper bag that fits completely around it. Then tie the end of the bag off so that the corn is sealed in the bag and no pests can get in there. Make sure to use paper and not plastic because paper can breathe, plastic cannot and your corn needs to breathe.
- From there all you have to do is just wait tell the stock drys out. Once the stock is dry you will know the corn is dry:) If it does not look like this photo then just let it dry in a shady spot tell it does.
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