Most of the kitchen garden beds are planted. So are the chicken feed beds.
|Painted Mountain Corn. Front row is cilantro. 5.9.16|
It's early for corn, but they all germinated within 2 or 1 weeks, mostly 1 week. Very few kernels did not germinate.
I surrounded the sunflowers with corn, to see if that keeps out rabbits and deer. Those herbivores did not bother corn last year.
I've planted the 3rd batch of sweet corn.
#1 is Trinity.
#2 is Bilicious. Se+ therefore OK to plant near Trinity which is also Se+. I think.
#3 isTrinity again.
I'm aiming for about one patch every 2 weeks until early or mid July. Watching soil temp, it's been above 60 since early April and mostly above 70. On sunny days, soil temp is up to 80,
A patch of corn in my garden is about 3 or 4 rows of 5 or 6 plants per row. According to most advice, it's better to plant corn in patches instead of single rows, because pollination is less effective in long straight rows.
I may take some photos tomorrow and add to today's post. It seems kind of drab without photos.
Tomatoes are growing rapidly.
Peppers don't look so great.
Eggplants are in between.
Okra looks sad. I don't know if I will get it to grow and produce.
Potatoes look amazing, huge green lush plants. I hilled them up with soil, to about 1 foot.
|Favas in bloom. 5.9 16|
Squashes, pumpkins, and melons all planted. Most are not yet to true leaves.