Friday, July 3, 2020

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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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9 comments:

  1. Your garden looks great! Hope you have a good harvest.
    I hadn't heard about the pole beans keeping raccoons from the corn. I did try planting the "three sisters" together one year(corn, beans, squash) but it didn't seem to make much difference
    Hope you have a good 4th weekend.

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    1. Oh man sometimes these garden theory's just don't work.
      Have a great 4th of July too!

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  2. My sister is a Master Gardener so I get instructed on the phone about everything plants! She even asks me if I am deadheading my flowers! Your garden looks great so I think you should just go on doing what you have always done. My Dad was from Iowa and he always said corn should be knee high by the 4th of July! I have beautiful big tomato plants now without a single blossom. Grrrr..... I gave them all a big dose of crushed egg shells yesterday thinking they may need calcium. We will see. Every year it seems like a new puzzle for me to figure out. Happy gardening!

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    1. Lana that's so funny about your sister..I think master Gardner's love to give advice and help.
      Have you ever tried to self pollinate your tomatoes? It works great for me. You buzz them by clicking them softly with your finger or use a cheap electric toothbrush and Buzz the blooms with the back of it. You will be amazed. Happy gardening to you too.

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  3. Thanks for the tip on the two free kindle books in July if you have Amazon Prime. I am off to check them out.

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  4. Your garden looks so lush! We've been in the upper 90s so I'm watering some containers twice a day...oh how I hate the heat of summer.

    But I am picking tomatoes! That's the only good thing about hot summers...they make such good tomatoes. I won't win any prizes with my tomatoes but I am actually getting some & I hope in another week at least enough to stop buying them. We eat a lot of salads & omelettes.

    I water when I can find the energy...I do everything that way. I try not to do a sprinkler in the evening but soaker hoses & hand watering I think is fine to do then.

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    1. Oh you have tomatoes! That's great..I bet they taste so good after having store bought for so long.
      Yes I was thinking every other day on watering but I may have to do more. It's very 🔥

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  5. We usually water in the morning but are far from experts.
    Your garden looks great!
    We had a nice rain shower this afternoon so we may not need to water tomorrow

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