Corn knee-high by the Fourth of July


In Wisconsin (and other states I presume) they say corn should be “knee-high by the Fourth of July” Given today is July 4th, I really hope who ever came up with that phrase was pretty short since in my garden in Washington it is barely up to my ankle.

4 Responses to “Corn knee-high by the Fourth of July”

  1. Michaela Says:

    Hello! I’m in WA, also. The rainy spring had me worried, but our first garden has finally decided to grow….corn and all. I’ll come back to see how your garden is doing. 😎


  2. Tina Says:

    Actually, the “knee-high” thing was used by farmers who grew cow corn, not the sweet kind us humans prefer, so doesn’t really apply to garden corn. Well, unless you’re growing field corn to eat. lol. Yuck! Doesn’t taste too hot, trust me.


  3. Anonymous Says:

    I was google-ing the old 4th saying. My corn is looking almost exactly like yours did. I was just wondering how it turned out.


  4. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Well from my TIna mentioned this saying is for cattle corn, the ankle height is normal for this time of year. My corn last year did pretty good though only having 2 stalks growing to maturity I only got a few ears but they defiantely caught up in time. This year I was more agressive in my planting and have one plant already waist high with the others ankle/knee high.


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