Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gardening isn't for sissies

The sweet corn had a rough night.
Sometimes Mother Nature slaps you around a bit. Last night, she cranked up the wind machine along with the rain. Getting 3 inches of rain wasn't a problem, but that soft earth combined with a steady wind left many of the taller perennials -- bee balm, rudbeckia and allium -- and annuals -- purple millet, black-tipped wheat and snapdragons -- bent over. But the worst was the sweet corn. I'll try to get the plants back on their feet once the rain ends.

Any wagers on whether we'll harvest any ears this year?

1 comment:

  1. Today we had strong steady Northeast winds. As I looked out into the garden I watched as our sweet corn waved recklessly; your picture came to mind. I have had my sweet corn blown down before and didn't have much luck at saving the crop. I’m curious to see if you have better luck.