Austin Urban Gardens

Raised Bed Gardening and Eating Well in Austin, Texas

Garden update – Corn! June 10, 2010

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It happened just over night.  I have corn!  Not a lot, but I didn’t plant a lot.

First of the corn


Lemon Cucumbers but no Corn June 9, 2010

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The Lemon Cucumbers may be my new favorite garden food, at least for the moment.  But, I’ve only had two.  The plants have been looking wilty in the heat and have required much watering, but still few flowers or new cukes had appeared.  Then it rained well over an inch.  And all of a sudden, the plants are covered with flowers and new cucumbers galore.  I’m hoping it rains again tonight, but this time perhaps without the rumbling and thundering, and generally keeping me awake.  I have enough trouble sleeping since my friends declared my house haunted by a ghost!

Lemon Cucumber hopefuls

Future pickles?

Some of the corn seems to be doing what corn should do.  I love seeing it out my bedroom window.  It is very tall, has made tassels, but no corn as of yet.  We’ll see.

Corn making tassels

Replacing the Nandina was the best thing I’ve ever done, corn or no corn.


Corn as High as an Elephant’s Eye? May 15, 2010

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The saying is “Corn as High as an Elephant’s Eye.”  But none of my corn would cause a golden retriever to look over it to see a squirrel.  It all looks healthy, some moreso than others, but it looks like corn.  I’ve never grown corn, so I’m not sure what to expect.  I have recently read that you shouldn’t grow corn and tomatoes together, and my crazy productive Celebrity tomato is planted with the corn.  I also planted black beans as an experiment.  Beans add nitrogen to the soil, and corn likes that.  Anyway, my dream of seeing out my bedroom window has come true.  I just have to get out of bed, open the shutters, and look down about two feet.  I’m ever hopeful…

Corn where Nandina used to live



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