6.26.2008

the corn is as high as a 4-year-old's eye


That's our Miss Bee, and that's our corn. It's only about 3 1/2 feet tall, and it already has tassels and the beginnings of small ears. I'm actually afraid the tassels and ears are coming a bit early because it seems like the stalk should be taller. But, hey - all this came from seeds we planted ourselves, however prematurely. We have also harvested 1 cherry tomato and 2 Romas. There would have been more cherries, but the birds got to a couple. A friend told me that if you hang CDs near your tomato plants, the reflective surfaces will scare the birds away. It's working! Our cantaloupe plant is also thriving and wins the prize for the most progress. It is twining all around its corner of the garden box. The parsley and basil plants have yielded one yummy batch of pesto, and a little green knob is slowly starting to look like a pepper. So far, our little garden is doing okay!

1 comment:

beckbot said...

Hooray for home-grown veggies! The fact that you've harvested anything yet deserves kudos from me. I've got lots of basil & oregano, but the lavender didn't come up and the rosemary's looking a bit depressed.
Won't be long before you'll be leaving anonymous bags of tomatoes on people's doorsteps just to get rid of them, right?