It’s the time of year when corn seems to just jump out of the ground. Although “watching the grass grow” brings to mind thoughts of shear borden, check out these pictures of Anna standing in the corn field.
No kidding, these images were taken 8 days apart. The top one, where the corn reaches her waist, was snapped on June 15th. I took the second, showing leaves several inches above her head, on June 23rd.
I probably should have measured it, but that’s what? Two-ish feet in about a week?
Sweet corn grows quickly too, but most varieties you’d plant in your garden won’t get much taller than 4-5 feet total. Field corn can be about 7-8 feet tall, depending, so the jump is more impressive.
This is me by some field corn last year on July 4th. You can see the tassels on top, so it won’t be growing any taller.
(Tassels are the wheat-looking stems coming out of the top, btw.)
Maybe seeing corn grow still isn’t what you want to do on a Saturday night. But it could be a whole lot more interesting than watching paint dry. 😉