Five weeks after planting the corn is not as high as an elephant’s eye, but it’s growing! Notice some seed got dropped in a clump there in the middle. Thinning has never been my strong suit in gardening. Every seedling deserves its chance.
We’re growing corn, pumpkins, tomatoes, squash (8-ball for stuffing, Black Beauty and Yellow Summer), green beans, Thai eggplant and another variety of eggplant that was on hand when were at the nursery, 2 surviving shishito pepper plants and some struggling sunflower seeds. Please be aware that if you live nearby you may find orphan zucchini on your doorstep in a few weeks.
Our first pumpkin. Check back around Halloween.
That first tomato seems to take forever to ripen. These are Beefsteak. We also have Ace tomatoes in a nod to my gardening Grandpa Corbett and 2 Celebrity plants to replace some of the Ace plants that withered and died inexplicably. Come July Caprese Salad will be on the menu. Homemade Mozzarella might be in order. Excuse me while I go over to New England Cheesemaking Supply and read up on making Mozzarella.
You can find me in the early mornings in my red gardening shoes, gardening gloves, sun hat and railroad stripe overalls (birthday present to myself–with padded knees) wearing my gardening tool belt on a weed seek and destroy mission. I am particularly focused on ridding the area of the dreaded puncture vine. The weeds always win, but the battle must be joined nevertheless. Why is there no picture of me in my overalls? Technical difficulties. Really technical. Honest.