Corn Chronicles (Part IV)

It is time for your weekly corn update! (I am fully aware that this is probably not nearly as interesting as the suspiciously absent shoe porn feature, but I love my garden so much.)

The corn is having quite a growth spurt lately – even the crazy storm last Thursday couldn’t keep it down for long!

Carrie Corn (still the biggest in the garden) is about 2 feet at her tallest point (an 8-inch growth spurt in the last week). James Corn, who was a measly 7″ last week is now pushing 12″ – and was one of the few corns not knocked over by the storm – his smallness protected him, I believe.

They are getting to that point in their lives where they no longer listen to anything I say, and I think a few of them tried to sneak out of the garden last night – perhaps to meet up with some of the corns down the street.

The rest of the garden is growing like crazy. I think my potatoes are growing a few inches/day, too, and if you look real close, you can see tiny baby broccolis.

I also have baby pumpkins, butternut squashes & yellow squashes.  The bamboo is settling (kind of) into its new home, and I just hope it doesn’t get too crappy looking before recovering.

The architect & I are going camping this weekend, so the garden will be on its own for a few days. I hope those crazy corns don’t get into too much trouble!

11 responses to “Corn Chronicles (Part IV)

  1. Yay for garden updates! A smaller boo for Shoe porn (sorry… you don’t cover guy shoes nearly enough. 🙂

  2. I am so impressed! I love this garden as much as you do and am SO EXCITED to get my own soon. I need your advice!!!

    • I am so excited for you to have your own garden, too! I am there for your gardening needs whenever you want…. I can’t wait to see you next weekend. It’s been WAAAAAAAY too long.

  3. I loved Justin’s comment. You should do a guy shoe porn day, Justin could use some new ones.

    Corn Chronicles, yay corn. Did I also see some squash in there? Yellow summer squash perhaps? Mmmmmmmmmm!

    Can’t wait to see all the deliciousness in person.

  4. nice. that’s all looking really good amy. i’ve got plenty of squash flowers too, but my corn is only about 6″ tall.

    and just this afternoon a thunderstorm came through and snapped a 60′ tree in half, and the top half came crashing down and took out my grape & muscadine vines/trellis, and the fence on the back of the yard. dang thunderstorms.

  5. Looking strong girl. I just had to pull out my spinach today :(. I don’t know what went wrong. Last year it rocked and this year, it just sprouted straight up and bloomed. WTF? I planted in its place: broccoli, cauliflower, radiccio, and collard greens (for my smoothies). Cross your fingers. Your squashes look good too. Mine aren’t quite blooming yet.

    p.s I emailed the granola bar recipie. Let me know if don’t get it. I hope you like it. Sorry it took so long. I’m a loser.

    • I pulled my lettuce yesterday. We’ve been having a weird leaf rot going on with our greens, which is sucky. I’m going to pull the spinach today & replant. Hopefully we’ll get another crop.

  6. Yay! Great work. I love the photos.