I call this a guide to Indiana and I very rarely mention corn. Shame on me. WLFI reports that the corn planting is a little late this year due to the cold and wet start to spring. Planting is usually done between the last week of April and the first two weeks of May. Only about 8% of the state’s crop is in so far. But, we’re only about a week behind schedule, and the weather is supposed to be decent next week.
I frequently grouse and complain about our state because I love it, and I’m a native. But I have no complaints about our sweet corn. It’s one thing we do better than anyone else. Every year on my birthday, I request a menu of steak, tomatoes, and corn. My corn consumption has become a matter of public comment. I was given a little grief because I only managed to take down six ears of corn last year as compared to the eight the year before. So, I’m hoping the crop comes in by the first week in August so I can redeem myself.