Friday, July 08, 2011

The sum & substance of my corn field !!

Can you believe this? This measly, although cute, little 2 ¼ inch ear of corn is one of four that I finally reaped after 2 months of sunshine and daily watering. I even tried sweet talk but it made no impression, as is obvious.

I’ve just about given up on outdoor gardening. I also had a large tomato plant that seemed to be doing well but the yield there was a disappointment too.

I’m envious of you bloggers, from all corners of this amazing world, who post those wonderful photos of your it vegetables or flowers. There’s no denying the fact that y’all (as they say here in the South !) have a green thumb and mine is beige or downright colorless.

From now on I’m coming inside and sticking with the paintbrush !


Blogger kenju said...

Maybe you could use some of that cornsilk to paint (or smoke)

4:06 AM  
Blogger Hughes ap Williams said...

Here in Central Jersey I gave up on corn years ago after two pathetic tries.

For the amount of real estate the corn took up and the number of critters and diseases it attracts...not worth it.

7:28 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

I'm almost glad we don't have space for a garden. But we do have a great roadside market and can buy fresh veggies and berries all summer.

7:39 AM  
Blogger possum said...

My first attempt at corn looked like yours... I never tried again. Much easier to buy it down at the corner, better tasting, too.
But the rest of the stuff grows great!

7:54 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This year we may have some corn. Grenville just threw in some old seeds and they took - much to his surprise! We have an abundance of cukes and zucchini, but no tomatoes or peppers (yet). Even with growing a smaller garden it all comes in faster than 2 people can use it up. So, if you;re in the neighborhood, stop in for some fresh veggies, Ginnie.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

lol @ Kenju! I wish I could give you my husband's secret with veggie gardening, but I do not even know it. Our corn was huge this last year. I shall ask him in the morning xoxo

8:08 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

I tried corn once and failed at it as well Ginnie. I'm more of a flower gardener. I grow some tomatoes that's it. Your corn looked just like mine did! Love Di ♥

1:04 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

We have not done well with corn because the raccoons get it all. But try container gardening for tomatoes. It really works. And you can do cucumbers in containers as well as eggplants. I can send you some links for the containers if you'd like.

7:42 PM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins, said...

I think something is up with the corn this year. David went to the farmer's market yesterday and he said all he found was ears that looked like yours, small and hard. Perhaps you need to plant a fish with each kernal next year. Dianne

7:18 AM  
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4:05 PM  
Anonymous Big John said...

I once had a lovely crop of cherry tomatoes, except that they were supposed to be a giant variety. Now I only get my fruit and veg at the supermarket.

BTW Thanks for the enquiry Ginnie. I'll try and include a photo of us both in one of my 'cruise' posts.

7:59 AM  

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