Two years ago I thought it would be funny/interesting to plant corn in my front yard. I tilled a 20 foot path and planted two rows of corn. Yes, I was that crazy corn-in-front-yard guy. My wife was not overly thrilled, but was cool. My neighbors were not happy one bit. On at least three occasions, I saw them standing near my beloved corn, pointing and scowling. I wanted to go out and hug each one of those precious little corn plants and say, "It's OK, people don't know where food comes from, but I do...and I love you." The minor scandal my corn-in-front-yard caused is still a mystery to me.
Four corn-related facts:
- Corn must be planted in at least three rows so that it can be properly pollinated.
- Corn, a grass plant, requires full sun (it did not do well in my partially shaded front yard).
- Corn is scandalous in suburban Atlanta.
- King Corn is a great documentary about industrial corn farming, community, and "progress."