I know, not what one would call a real corn field by any means. The the right of the screen above is the peas. It is a double row with a green plastic fence for them to grow on. As you can see, they've completely taken over. Just look at all those hanging peas. We harvested about 2 pints of peas the other day and will go out later today to harvest another batch. My wife said "We didn't even make a dent in the peas." I love peas and one of my mostest favorite recipes is Tater Tot Casserole which calls for frozen peas. Yup! We froze those peas on a cookie sheet then slid them into a plastic bag.
That tall tower to the back - that pole beans. The instructions said the beans would grow about 6 ft high. The instructions lied. They've grown waaaay beyond the 6 ft poles. Between the corn and the beans (can't see them) I planted my wax beans. Yes, those yellow beans. We harvested about a quart of them so far.
If you look real close, maybe you can see the 7 tomato plants growing between the peas and the beans. I have Roma (2), Beefsteak (2), Mortgage Lifter (1) and Rutgers (2) and they are getting very laden with fruit. Can't wait for the fresh tomatoes to come in for BLTs and salads.
Also hidden from sight are carrots, beets and garlic. I'm not sure about the garlic. I planted 8 cloves last year and they disappeared. I figured because of planting too thickly. Well, this spring, they sprouted and I had like over 40 plants coming up. I moved them and planted about 20 of the plants back down into a protected corner where they'd get plenty of light, etc. Uh, they're gone. Maybe I don't know how to grow garlic. What I'll do is dig up that corner later in the fall and see if anything is there.
By the way, the corn is now starting to tassel and we all know what that means. Harvest is just around the corner and I'm hoping to see about 4-5 dozen ears of corn from my little patch.
BUT, vegetables aren't the only thing I have growing. Take a look at these beauties.
|My triple (some say it is double) Orange daylily|
|My red daylily and look at all the blooms to come!|
|This is a reblooming yellow daylily (Stella de Ora)|
|And this is a pink daylily in the yard.|
Since I took those pictures, the lavender, deep purple, striped red/yellow, white and peach daylilies have come into bloom. Of course, it has been raining, they only bloom for ONE day. Hopefully I'll get pics later when the sun decides to come out.
Added these just now...
Added these just now...
|A lavender daylily|
|This is the peach daylily blooming|
|I call this rusty red, it is an awkward color, not red, not purple, but pretty.|
Until next I ramble on...