|This is what I brought in one afternoon. I’m not sure how one hen laid 2 eggs, but apparently she did?|
We harvested our corn on Saturday. We have 38 ears of corn with a few more still in the garden that were not ready yet. This was a great lesson in procrastination. One of the tips I gave in this post on corn was to put a drop of mineral oil on the tassels when they wilt and begin to turn brown. I did this last year using flax seed oil and we only had a few ears that had earworms.
Well, whenever I was in the garden lately I would think Next time, I’ll bring the flax seed oil out and put it on the corn. Well, next time never came and when we harvested we had to cut the ends off almost every ear because of earworm damage. Lesson learned!
|The hens were having a feast Saturday morning!|
We also found more vine borers in our yellow squash, white squash and luffa squash. We had to pull 2 of our yellow squash plants, but we do have some new ones growing. Gabriel performed amazing surgery on the rest.
|This is our lone luffa squash plant that came up as a volunteer. We’re hoping it survives the squash borers!|
|These are my pole beans. The day after I took this picture the buds finally started to open. So soon we should be having more than just squash to eat.|
|These are the Celebrity tomatoes I bought. They are starting to turn yellow, so maybe next week we’ll have some ripe tomatoes.|
Over all, we’re pretty happy with what’s going on in the garden. We also have some cucumbers, but they are not doing very well, and some garlic, pie pumpkins, potatoes and bush beans planted. We’ll be planting our okra soon and I’ll be planting more luffa, some spaghetti squash and a couple of large pumpkins.
We’re also planning on going to a mushroom farm and getting some mushroom compost. We’ve never used it before, but have heard good things about it.
You can find information about these fruits and veggies and more by clicking on the In the Garden tab up top.
As a “Thank You” here’s a link to Farm to Table ebook, https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B15UEtZw2RaxdTlDTkFrVHRuRWM/edit?usp=sharing