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.
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.