24" row separation
the fertilization and cross pollination are intimidating.
the worms are going to gross me out.
and i hope the grasshoppers don't come.
but it will all be worth it to watch those rows of corn grow.
like they did when we would make the two hour drive
from des moines to ottumwa every summer.
oh what i would give for a few fireflies in my backyard on a hot humid night.
they would always be taller on the drive back.
not the fireflies.
we caught one in a mason jar once.
brought it inside to show everyone.
someone accidentally let it lose in grandma max's kitchen.
she was not happy.
that fireflie flew around her kitchen with its bum all lit up.
one of my favorite childhood memories.
so now we wait.
for the corn to start a'growin'.