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Knee High by the Fourth of July?
The saying says that if your corn is knee high by the Fourth of July that your corn will make it till harvest. I think our corn is going to make it!
I planted pole beans (rattlesnake) in between. They say that helps keep the raccoons at bay. I guess they don't like climbing vines for the corn. We will see if that helps.
It's been very hot (nearing 90 or above) here for quite a few days in a row. It hasn't rained in quite awhile too so I've been watering the garden every few days. Your garden needs an inch of rain a week. The best way you can tell if you are giving it enough water is to put an empty tuna can in the garden and when it fills up to the top you are good.
For over thirty years I watered my garden at night with no ill consequences. Then I went to the master gardener course and they said water in the morning only. The chance of fungus growing is much higher they said when you water at night. So I've done that for a few years. This year I've decided though to go back to my old ways. My thoughts now are, if you water at night, the plants have more time in the cool night air to absorb the water instead of in the high dry sun. Then my other theory is, it rains at night and we don't usually have a problem (unless there is a flood), so why can't we water them just like mother nature would? Something to consider. Gardening is an experiment that's for sure.
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