Sweet Corn Harvest {Frugal Gardening Link Up}

We temporarily traded in our backyard gardening today for this.

Actually, only our oldest made it out to the field for picking at 6:00 a.m. after spending the night, but the rest of us joined in for shucking, hairing, cutting, and bagging.  It’s sweet corn harvest time!

Ripe and ready to eat.

Shifting a truck load of ears to be shucked or bagged for family and customers.

Removing the silky hairs so the corn can be blanched and cut off the cob.

Ah, yes.  The good stuff.

I explained in detail how we put up dozens and dozens of ears of corn in one of my very first posts three years ago, Sweet Corn Harvest. Oh my word, how my babies have grown!

Today we bagged 35 bags, 3 cups per bag.  It takes about 3 ears of corn to make one cup of cut corn, so we basically went through over 300 ears of corn!  If every day was as productive as today, I could rule the world!  😉

We’ll be gorging on sweet corn on the cob for the rest of this week, until we’re absolutely sick of it.  The kids are excited; it’s a nice break from squash and zucchini!

What’s happening in your garden this week?  Be sure to link up your progress! Don’t forget to visit Smockity Frocks, where you’ll find okra and watermelons, and Getting Freedom, where you’ll find Phoebe busy canning green beans.


  1. While it looks like tons of work, I would love to have fresh corn straight from my backyard! Yum!

  2. Mmmm…. I love corn on the cob. I’m never as enthralled with the stuff cut OFF the cob, but still. What you’ve bagged up is so, so, so superior to the canned or frozen stuff from the store!

  3. Wow, I went back and looked and your babies HAVE grown. Crazy how that happens!

  4. Aww, teething on a corn cob.

  5. Can I just tell you – I am quite jealous. I know it’s a lot of work. But, working together like that to provide healthy food for your family – sounds wonderful to me. I really wish we had a source like that near us.

  6. I would love corn in my backyard.

  7. Yum! I wonder how much space I would need to my garden to grow corn. Do you happen to know how many ears you can get from one stalk? As you can tell, I’m a gardening novice! This is the first year we’ve had enough success to preserve some for winter.

    • Corn takes up a LOT of space. I’m happy to have my aunt and uncle’s farm for that. You get 2, maybe 3 ears per stalk.

  8. Oh! Those are such lovely pictures.

    Beautiful harvest! Great Post!

    Looking forward to your next one 🙂

  9. Kristen says:

    Our family does this too… in mid–AUGUST. Where do you live? We are in NW Iowa. It’s hard to believe how different growing seasons can be!

  10. Wow! We just planted a small amount of sweet corn, but it is so good. There is just something fun about corn on the cob.

  11. Looks GOOD to me ~ I don’t think I could EVER get sick of fresh corn ~ on or off the cob!!! You are truly blessed!

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