May we present……?

Gorgeous corn! In spite of inconsistent weather and some temporary nutrient deficiencies, our ‘Silver Princess’ sweet corn has matured and borne at least one ear per plant.  The tallest plants have 2 to 3 ears apiece, and one even has a fourth (immature).  Some ears are still filling out, but today (drum roll please) we harvested the first 5 ears! Almost clockwork to the day….70 days from planting.

First corn pickings and smiles of success

First corn pickings and smiles of success

Irresistible sweet corn var. Silver Princess

Irresistible sweet corn var. Silver Princess and not an ear worm to be found.

While enjoying our fresh, tender corn this week we’re keeping our eyes open for the next onslaught of squash and lemon cucumbers, after a slight respite.  And, contemplate when the dozen “personal size” spaghetti squashes will mature, and ponder if they really are what the package claims; fortunately they stopped growing awhile ago.  We’re also relieved to hear that formerly predicted “colder than average temperatures” for the rest of August won’t be likely; we need more warmth for our great crop of big, green tomatoes.

Colorful bounty: corn, eggplant, banana sweet pepper, cherry tomato

Colorful bounty: corn, eggplant, banana sweet pepper, cherry tomato

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5 responses to “May we present……?

  1. Grats — your corn (and your whole garden) looks fantastic! My corn is still in the baby stage but growing quickly!

    • Thank you Meredith! hope your little crop grows quickly and it’s productive! Always interesting to hear whose pests are prevalent where. You’ve got grasshoppers; we have a few token ones, but we have lots of cucumber beetles (nothing out of control) and the nibbling deer (also not out of control, fortunately). Love the pictures on your site. Good work!

  2. It looks like a good harvest this season. Great!

  3. I love garden art and the way you have shown them. It is my biggest passion.

    • Thank you! I don’t have much time to devote to that aspect of the garden, but occasionally I have a moment of inspiration…..

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