Corn Chronicles & Garden Update

But first – just wanted to update you. So far, no spider encounters today. (I didn’t go out the back door today, where they have been building their webs to catch me!)

And now – onto the corn.

The corn, as you can see, is well on its way to being knee-high by the fourth of July!

Even James Corn, who went through a rough patch for a few weeks has rebounded. He is not as tall as Carrie Corn, but he is doing better. It’s possible that the pep talk from my father (for whom James Corn is named) helped.

Carrie Corn - 18
Carrie Corn - 18"
James Corn is 7 Tall
James Corn is 7" Tall

The rest of the garden is looking pretty good, too. I could definitely use some rain, though (and for you rain haters out there, I’m just letting you know now – if we have no rain, there is no garden, and then you get no free produce – six months of no rain would be very, very bad indeed). My rain barrels are getting LOW, and have hardly enough pressure to fill up my water can anymore.

BUT – without further ado – the rest of the garden.

Tomatoes & Potatoes
Tomatoes & Potatoes
Black Beans
Black Beans
Squash Box - soon, there will be flowers!
Squash Box - soon, there will be flowers!

And for your amusement – just in case you need a car wash & detail – I feel this is the place to go!

Recent Comments

  • P.O.M.
    June 4, 2009 - 1:53 pm ·

    I could definitely use a car wash from them! Sign me up.

    Your garden is awesome. How can such a garden girl as yourself be scrred of an itsy bitsy spider?

    • gazelle
      June 4, 2009 - 3:08 pm ·

      apparently you did not click on the links to the PHOTOS of the spiders. they were NOT itsy bitsy. One of them was the size of a VW bug and was carrying both a machete AND a revolver. These are serious arachnids.

      Next time you’re in PDX, I’ll hook you up with the carwash place.

  • michelle
    June 5, 2009 - 3:53 am ·

    Awesome looking garden. I am totally jealous. I want to have a garden just like you!!! :O)

    That car wash made me giggle!!!

    Happy weekend GR!

  • Jen
    June 5, 2009 - 6:09 am ·

    Lovely garden and I love your dress!! What a beautiful summery photo. That car wash sign is hilarious.

  • auntie
    June 5, 2009 - 9:41 am ·

    look how cute you are in that pic! the garden looks good too. and i STILL haven’t recovered from the spiders yesterday.

  • Alisa
    June 8, 2009 - 8:53 am ·

    Wow knee high corn, that stuff grows!!!

    Where on earth is the “best hand job in town?” Eastside? =)

    P.S. That dress is SUPER cute!

  • NeverSayDiet
    June 9, 2009 - 6:12 am ·

    that car wash place sounds like a massage parlor/strip club. Dust to Diamonds…with handjobs? Really? how does that even get thru??
    PS your garden is gorgeous! jealous…I love corn on the cob in the summer!

  • Calyx Meredith
    June 9, 2009 - 8:00 am ·

    What a great dress! You look as fabulous as your garden. How on earth do you get done all you do? I can’t even keep up with the lawn, much less a garden. I do have some daisies though. 😀 Peace.

  • Maris
    June 10, 2009 - 11:30 am ·

    I am so jealous that you have such a nice garden! Send me some green thumb vibes via the internet!