Friday, August 18, 2006

Corn at last

Finally had some results from months of watering and nurturing my front-garden corn seedlings.Some amazingly tasty and sweet cobs.

Using the straw waste from the rabbits hutch I mulched the seedlings with a nitrogen rich mixture of straw and rabbit droppings.It seems to have worked really well with the plants growing well-despite an initial bit of a smell when I first mulched in some v hot weather.This was fine after a week.

Disappointingly though, about half of the cobs have been munched by something.

People do stop and look at the garden.A lot of old people.I wonder what they are thinking.

I told a little boy from up the road that these were corn plants.It occured to me that maybe hes never eaten corn.