Several Days ago I showed you the pictures of the first corn planting, 6 rows of an heirloom corn called Golden Bantam.
My second planting of corn is the hybrid Kandy sweet corn. A family favorite for years now. We planted an additional 4 rows that should come in several weeks behind the first planting in order to space out the canning so that I don't have mountains of corn to can at one time.
Up within 3 days with a good rain on it right after planting.
Along with 2 more rows of Lina Sisco heritage horticulture bean and half a row of yellow squash
Two more rows of Jade green beans came up nicely
Two rows of watermelon and one row of cantaloupe Healey's Pride
The open pollinated heirloom cucumber Straight Eight is leafing out nicely in the first row and I have a second row of these just breaking the ground. This is a wonderful and versatile cucumber that can be used for both pickling when picked young and for the table.
With such a late spring we have really had to hit the ground running to get these gardens planted between rains and still struggle with keeping the weeds down between showers . Our general rule is not to walk on or work wet ground so the window of opportunity to get in these gardens between rains is slim sometimes.
We actually have a couple days now with lower chances of rain and we hope to take full advantage of these days to get some weeding done. In just a couple weeks I will start my fall seeds in preparation for planting from mid July to mid August.
Blessings from The Holler
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