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  • Planting Corn: Sweet Corn, Popcorn, and Dent

    Planting corn into the vegetable garden is always one of the very first tasks that I need to complete in the summer garden. Though my last frost date has not technically passed, the forecast looks great until the actual date – so I’m going for it! This year, I’ll be planting several types of corn in a small space. This is not ideal. Since corn is pollinated by wind, there is no doubt that the corn types will cross pollinate if they happen to be dropping pollen at the same time. To try to avoid this, I picked a couple different types that mature at different times. Hopefully, there won’t…

  • End of June Garden Update 2018

    I can’t believe that it’s already almost the end of June. That’s one thing about the warm weather – I spend all winter long waiting for it. It feels like it takes forever to arrive, but when it does – it flies by. That bothers me, a lot. Anyhow, let’s take a quick look around what’s going on in the garden. The pole beans have really started to climb! The beans on this trellis are a mixed lot. In addition to some scarlet runner beans, I planted seed that I saved from last year’s pole beans. The varieties I planted were ‘Rattlesnake’. ‘Kentucky Wonder’, ‘Purple Podded’, and some type of…