Monday, August 8, 2016

A Monsterously Good Garden Year

Some years, it's all good.  This is one of those years
 
 The 'Country Gentleman' heirloom white shoepeg corn and the tomato/pepper bed, July

 And, in August

 That is a single 'Li'l Sweet' volunteer renegade melon plant.  Doesn't get watered or any sort of attention.  That's Rosie posing with the monster.  She could only pose for a few seconds, otherwise, it would have engulfed her, it grows that fast

 First week in August saw our first corn harvest.  'Spring Treat' and 'Expresso'.  They were beyond fabulous

4 comments:

  1. Jealous of the corn AND the volunteer melon; we can't grow either one well enough to bother with here.

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  2. Three varieties of corn that succeeds in colder soil/weather - 'Mirai' from Park Seed; 'Expresso' and 'Spring Treat' from Territorial. None of the more popular varieties grow well here, but those three do.

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  3. Thanks for that info, Dusty; I'll keep those varieties in mind. Part of our problem is a small garden space that doesn't get full sun....

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  4. Ah. That would be a problem. The 'Spring Treat' is quite small as corn goes, mine maybe hit 4'. But sun would be a problem, yes.

    There is a variety, fairly new to the market, made for containers. That could be an option. Don't recall the name, sadly.

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