Thursday, July 10, 2008

July 10, 2008

Wow, work is getting better, but I'm still not happy. I need some time off.  I've got to do it because my garden isn't cutting it anymore.  Grrr.  I actually had to run out at dusk to cut a ton of salad mixings for the pot luck tomorrow.  I'm really getting tired of cutting salad for 20 out of my garden and it looks like I haven't TOUCHED IT!  I swear I'm going to turn green from all the salad I'm eating.  Funny thing is that I still have unplanted squares.  130 SF is a bit more than I needed it seems.  Thankfully things are growing well.  I just may have to donate "shares" of my garden to the preschool auction.  It's good charity and I'd have more help.  But for now, I'll just try to eat it all before it goes bad...

I'm kind of worried about my corn (again).  I understand that once the tassels form the corn stalk doesn't get much taller.  And I swore the corn was supposed to get 5-6 feet tall, excluding the height of the bed.  It's not even going to get there including the 16 inch bed.  I sure hope it actually produces some edibile corn.  Hehe if I can't figure out what to do with 90 SF of space excluding my 44 SF of corn, what will I do if I don't have the corn, hehe.

And either my bug, who's name was Bill by the way... is a beneficial Soldier Fly, or an evil chinch bug of Caddy Shack fame (a co-worker always is repeating Bill Murray's saying about chinch bugs and maganese, so he got a kick out of the fact I may actually have them).  Any other suggestions? Didn't get a chance to check to see if there were more today.

Enjoy your garden!

1 comment:

  1. Your corn will probably truly grow a little taller and definitely APPEAR to get taller as the tassel lengthens (like Dan commented). My corn definitely "grew" post-tasselling---whether it was actual growth or tassel lengthening I don't really know.