The blue corn is as high as an elephant's eye this week at Good Shepherd Mission at 7200 feet above sea level. Good thing, since the night time temperatures in mid-September are dropping into the 30's. The ears are filling out, the silk is drying - but good signs that the corn is close to maturity. We plan to harvest in a couple of weeks - so now, it is a race against time. Which will win? Will it stay warm enough for the corn to finish out to maturity? Or will the night time freezes force us to harvest early?
We plan to harvest starting October 7 and put the shucked corn in the greenhouse to finish drying.