Sunday, January 2, 2011

Phase One Cornholio

The first crop of corn looks good from this angle but is a cause for some concern. With the relentless wet weather and being sewn quite early i'm not sure how they're going to go. Their heights vary wildly and some have started pollinating long before showing any ear hair to receive said pollen. Luckily this is a small planting compared to Phase Two.

I always plant beans under the corn to take advantage of their nitrogen fixing properties. We've been eating plenty of beans and I consider them the easiest thing you can grow hands down.

The pumpkins are also hard at work creating a 'living mulch'. Not sure if these little guys will grow up though, a few have shriveled up and dropped off in response to what I assume is a lack of pollination

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