The corn is doing really well. Which is weird because we never planted corn.
This reminds me of the terrifically sweet Korean melon harvest we had last year from a Korean melon plant that we never planted. My theory is that we served Korean melon to a guest one day and the guest tossed the rind and a few seeds while walking in the yard. Maybe a raccoon dragged some melon out of garbage and stopped to eat it in our garden.
The corn may have arrived via the droppings of a bird. A squirrel, feasting on a neighbor’s feeder or stealing someone’s Thanksgiving decorations last year might have dropped the corn there. Or maybe there is a gardening god and s/he felt that a lone corn plant directly in front of the only two stacked rocks in the garden would bless us with a zany, zenny peace.
Will the corn be edible and sweet? Might it be popcorn? Will it be standard grain corn that we can somehow turn into a tumbler of ethanol? We’ll have to see. In the meantime, does anyone have any advice on what to do to help a mysterious corn plant?