|A Man, A Baby, and A Machete|
Now is the time to get those tomato transplants in! You may still have Spring tomatoes but you will want even more in Fall! Think of canning some fresh tomato sauce for winter. Yum Yum Yum.
You can also plant corn seeds, eggplant transplants, warm season greens, and pepper transplants. This is the very end of the time to try Okra if you haven't put any in yet.
DHITW dug up our Saliva bed in the front and replaced it with a corn field. Good thing our neighbors are really fabulous. Here are some hot tips on planting corn, you know, in case you want to plant a corn field in your front yard too.
|Aren't These Seeds So Fun?|
|"It would be a lot easier to do this if you would hold the baby."|
We plant at least two or three in a hole. Then you are more likely to get one growing where you want. It is also better to plant corn in a square clump instead of rows. If your corn plant is growing tall but not getting any corn- it is usually because they are not getting pollinated. The back of our package of seeds said something about planting two long rows- I don't recommend that. Better to plant three or four shorter rows- then it is easier for the corn to be pollinated.
|Ornamental Corn- The Decor Options are Endless|
We planted some of this decorative colored corn because DKITW loved it. When I told her it was for decorating but not eating she laughed hysterically and said, "Mama who would decorate with corn??" I guess we will in the fall...?
"One for the rook, one for the crow, one to rot and one to grow."
What the heck is a rook?