Wednesday, July 9, 2008

An Appearance of Corn

Before I left for my vacation, little ears of corn have started to appear in my garden. I don't know if they will actually grow successfully, but for now, I think it's pretty exciting!

I know several of you have had difficulty growing corn in the past. What should I expect in the weeks to come? Do I need a scarecrow to scare away any critters that might want to take a gobble?

Below: The baby corn
I had not expected the corn to come this early. Actually, I had given up on growing corn. My plants lagged behind for the longest time, and they were yellowing. on the edges. I figured death would come upon the corn sooner or later. And I'm so pleasantly surprised that my plants are actually starting to pick up.

Below: SFG Box # 3 in which the corn is planted. It's filling out very nicely.

Before I sign off, I must leave you with pictures of my first days in Ocean City, NJ. It's located near Atlantic City, and my hotel is within walking distance of the 2-mile boardwalk and the beautiful ocean! Of course, birds are everywhere, and if you're not careful, they will poop on your head. Ha! But that's the fun of the bird walk.

It gets very cool at night, and I had not expected that. Sometimes in the afternoon, it feels like you are sitting in air conditioning. The weather is so cool. If only Cam didn't have to work. He would love it here. Gorgeous days and cool nights.

9 comments:

tina said...

Looks beautiful!

Eve said...

First off, you look absolutely beautiful in your sunshine yellow top. Isn't it fun to be near the water but you do have to watch out for those seagulls. They will definitely give you a bad hair day. LOL I'm glad you are having such a good time.

plantgirl said...

your corn looks great - boy that makes me miss the ocean!! :)

Gail said...

Ahh, the beach!

gail

Skeeter said...

Corn is looking good! Ocean looks good too.
Any Salt-water taffy in your body yet? I love the stuff.
Watch out for the birdies. LOL…
Sorry Cam can’t be with you but enjoy yourself with the nice cool temps. He will surely greet you with open arms before you know it!

Cindy said...

Your corn looks wonderful. My grandparents used to have a radio out in the field to ward off racoons. I don't know how well it worked though. Good Luck with keeping the critters away !

Dawn said...

Maybe a paper lunch bag placed over the ear of corn and tied at the ends? I heard that deterred the critters. Looks like you are having a great time on your vacation, vacation?.....What's that? lol

Skeeter said...

Someone must be having a great vacation! Miss you...

DP Nguyen said...

Hi Everyone! I'm back from vacation. Thank you for your kind comments. I had a lovely time!