One of the summer traditions of Iowa isn’t to far away. Amy Boyer of The Harvest Barn in Osceola says sweet corn will be ready in a week or so. Boyer says they aim for the 4th of July, but she says they’ll likely be a few days late and have corn on the 7th.
Boyer says it was cool early and the seed sat in the ground longer than normal before growing. Boyer says they’ve gotten lucky with the rain in getting the corn to grow. Boyer says the corn tasseled about ten days ago and they got an inch-and-a-half of rain and that’s when the moisture is most important.
Boyer says they plant so that a new area of corn is ready every ten days. Boyer says everything depends on mother nature from here on out.