Sunday, July 05, 2015

Sweet Corn and Squash Progress Report. 7.5.15

Sweet Corn "Trinity Hybrid".  7.5.15

Sweet Corn on Hillside Showing Micro-Terracing.  7.5.15
 The sweet corn and squashes are growing rampantly.  I got to a late start, wondered how they would do.

The first batch of sweet corn is starting to form tassles.  No silks so far.

When I planted on this hillside, I didn't think ahead.  After planting, I saw the water run downhill when irrigating.  So I made micro-terraces, using a hoe.  Each row has a slight terrace, so water pools just above the plants.  Working nicely.

The squashes are blooming nicely.  Most of the flowers are male.   Enough female flowers to get some big zucchinis already, and heirloom yellow summer squash.
Summer Squash.  7.5.15

Squash Growing Rampantly  7.5.15


  1. Looking good, Daniel! I had honey bees enjoying the tassling pollen--or is that pollenating tassles?

  2. I'm not sure which it is. I have been shaking the tassels since the anthers have been visible, to spread the pollen. I'm still amazed that there are varieties of corn that grow and produce in maritime Pacific Northwest. Soon we'll see if that is the case.

  3. Your squash will produce abundance of fruit once you eat the initial sets. If you let it set without eating them they will slow down production. They look like they turned into a monster over night! Mine is doing the samethings.

  4. This week most of the squash flowers are male. I hope that's not the end of the summer squash. I don't think so - it only takes an occasional female flower to get a nice fruit.