We planted the popcorn seeds in the same rows as our Indian and sweet corn. Instead of picking the popcorn when we did our regular sweet corn we just left the popcorn in the garden until the husks started drying and turning brownish. Then a few weeks ago we picked and husked all of the ears and set them inside to dry a little longer.
For the past two weeks, every few days I have been popping a few of the kernels on the stove to see if they were ready. Then two days ago we got a few kernels that popped and then today we got a whole plateful!
I really can’t tell you how exciting it was to hear and see those little kernels popping.
The kids were just as excited as I was.
Then once I saw that the kernels would pop in the pan I had to try and see if the kernels would pop right on the cob in the microwave. So I just took the cob and placed it into the microwave.
And a few minutes later I got this…
not exactly what I had hoped for, but still pretty cool to see. And just in case you were wondering, our homegrown popcorn is like everything homegrown or handmade…
way better then any store bought popcorn by far!
Here is a great resource for those of you that want to try and grow your own popcorn next year. It is so fun and easy to do, go ahead and give it a try!