I’ve never been real big about corn. In Bahrain the only thing we get is the frozen kind and as for “fresh”, well, the closest is the KFC supplied ears! But after reading about how luscious they can be cut fresh from the stalk and boiled in this post in the Backyard Gardening Blog I was determined to get some seeds and plant try my luck with them in the vegetable patch. I know it is quite crowded there at the moment, but a space exists in front of the 2nd row of tomatos, so why not?
I know that Al-Khair nursery on the Budaiya Highway have good quality seeds and apart from Jassim Garden Centre, they have the most variety of vegetable seeds there at reasonable price, so stopping there at some point was a done deal. Imagine my surprise then when I found out that they have done most of the world for me! There, in one of their beds sat in a corner were about 25 or so pots with young corn seedlings offered for sale! Brilliant. That saves me a lot of time. I selected 5 and planted them 2 feet apart in their chosen place. What is left now is just to wait for them to grow ears and the water will be boiled in preparation to enjoying freshly cut corn on the cob.