Blind Pig & The Acorn’s Corn Test Update

Time to share an update on the Blind Pig & The Acorn’s Corn Test.

Tipper:  You can look back to here to see what happened to my corn. Before the incident, the good day corn was about 3 inches taller than the bad day corn. But since the corn met it’s demise so soon it really wasn’t much of a test.

Martina:  The good day corn is twice as tall as the bad day corn. Neither have tassels yet.

WKF:  The good day corn started out way ahead of the bad day corn but as they grew they evened out to be the same height. Recently, the good day corn has sprung ahead of the bad day corn again, although something has been eating on the good day’s tassels.

Rick M:  Both the good day and the bad day corn were about 6 inches high-when something pulled it all up. Up to that point both of the days were equal in growth.


Nancy: Both days are doing well. Corn is about 4 feet high with tassels.

Becky: Not one seed came up-it was a total wash.

Warren:  The heavy rain we’ve had this year ruined most of my garden including the corn.



The good day corn are kind of Lording it over the bad day corn. I tried to tell them that could have been them but I don’t think they listened. The bad corn is about 6 inches above my knee, while the good day corn is even with the bend of my elbow (see photo above) it’s about 3ft 9in.

As you can see 4 of the corn testers-Martina, Helen, WKF, and Nancy-are still chugging along-while the rest of us have been put down by mother nature.


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    August 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    the results are interesting. If weather permits, maybe next year we will try planting by the signs.

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    August 20, 2009 at 12:55 am

    This is such an interesting test. I’ve been wondering how it was going, so thanks for the update.

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    Amy - parkcitygirl
    August 18, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Interesting! I’m curious to see more 🙂

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    Dennis Price
    August 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    My good day grass is about an eighth of an inch higher than my bad day grass. Both are getting a little brown in the drought. Proper days are important, but you must have the cooperation of the good Lord too. Pappy

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    August 17, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I’ve mentioned on my blog that my paternal grandmother (who farmed quite a bit) believed in doing things based on the phase of the moon – a light night vs a dark night. I can’t recall any guidance on when to plant corn, but I do recall that she said you needed to stand tall, not bend over, when planting corn. She said it would grow as tall as you were standing. My father always teased her and said that he liked to mix it up, bend over for some, stand up for others. We even talked about getting stilts for corn planting (We never saw any difference, but didn’t tell grandma).

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    August 17, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I enjoyed that. I just noticed our corn in Connecticut actually grew! We had so many weeks of rain and cool weather, that it seemed doomed. Nature is a mighty good at recuperating!

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    August 17, 2009 at 10:45 am

    We are in Washington State. The good corn as of this a.m. is approximmately 2 ft. tall, the bad corn is about 8 in. tall. No tassels on the corn yet. The area where both are planted gets full sun almost all day.

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    August 17, 2009 at 10:34 am

    This is still a cool test that we should do again! I hope the rain isn’t so bad next year too!

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    August 17, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Interesting test results. Mostly the test results say that it is often a rough go as a gardener and we should take every advantage possible to assure a good out come. That’s what I see any way.

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    August 17, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I have loved this experiment! Thanks for letting me tag along and learn.

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    August 17, 2009 at 6:52 am

    Atleast some of us are able to give a report.
    But I think we all can get an A for effort.

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    Helen G.
    August 16, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Tipper, thanks for linkylove on this post. You got some right back at you on my corn post this evening. You got some testers that have some good looking corn. Would it be a problem to put what state the testers live in? I’m just curious. Some of their corn is larger than mine and some is shorter and was just wondering about did they have more heat or less heat, etc. Just curious.

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    fishing guy
    August 16, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Tipper: It qas a fun test but I’m not sure what the true results are. If they both get the same rains does it make a difference.

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