Old farming legends say your corn crop should be knee high by the Fourth of July.
But that’s no longer gospel. Far from it.
Here, take a look:
My son Domer was home briefly and took this photo of me standing outside one of the corn fields in our area. As a reference, I’m nearly 5’6″, and this field is starting to tassle way over my head!
Farmers attribute earlier planting and nitrogen fertilizer to today’s prolific corn plant heights. The right levels of rainfall at the right times also help.
Even then, most farmers say it’s way more important to have high yields than tall plants, but that’s something we won’t know until harvest this fall.
I’ll bet you didn’t expect a corny photo today, did you?
Not on our nation’s birthday holiday.
Okay, try this one then:
Happy Fourth of July, friends! I’m taking a few days off to hang with the Domer — see you soon!