Out of all the corn planted, the above is all that grew. Very small at that! Not enough sunshine or just poor management? I planted the corn seeds once night temps were 55F and they were left on untill yesterday. What terrible results. It was my/our first attempt at growing sweet corn. At least it is not a total waste. They will be used along with the sunflower heads as winter snacks for the chickens, rabbits, muscovy's and the goats. The corn stalks are being gathered for Fall bundles for the harvest decorations and a fall harvest bonfire with the Kids and Husband. yes, the above basket is all that I got out of a 6x5 feet plot. The biggest is the one opened showing its kernels. Oh well, better luck next year- lessons learned will just make it better for my next patch.
Not a single pumpkin grew but the vines flourished and gave lots of flowers.-( I am not counting the 3 inch green one that has decided to start growing just a few weeks ago!) What is wrong with my garden this year? Everything was late to give its bounty and some not at all. I will be trimming more branches from trees on the hill to let the sunshine last longer on my first garden. I may just put it by the property line where it shines all day even if it means not seeing it from the house. I can always plant things in both gardens and be surprised by each visit to the hill garden when I see its progress.
I am looking forward to next weekend. I hope to have my husband convinced to drive the 2 hours south to the Pawpaw festival. Maybe stay overnight in one of the many campgrounds then drive home or visit some of the state parks with a picnic lunch and enjoy some trail hiking.
So far it looks like he does not want to spend the money on gas and then attend the Harvest festival the following weekend. We always end up missing the Bee/Honey extraction, so this year we are making a special point to pay attention to the time. Of course, a picnic lunch with homemade yummies such as herbed turkey cutlet sandwichs on wheat bread, veggie soup, sweet potato chips and local made apple cider will be brought along. A harvest themed lunch for our Hravest festival trip. I love Fall Festival season. There are so many wonderful themed ones out there and so easy to find, using the 'net as a great search tool. I hope all of you are able to enjoy the many Fall festivals that are just a short drive from your neck of the woods. Pack a picnic and enjoy the drive!