Another month gone

It rained for much of Tuesday and was rather windy at times so I was relieved to see that nothing was amiss when I looked round yesterday morning.  Generally the plot is looking well past its best now what with dead potato foliage and plenty of weeds. A notable lack of proper plotting over the past couple of weeks hasn’t helped either.

On Monday I noticed that a few of the sweet corn cob silks were quite brown so yesterday I carefully peeled the sheath back on one just enough to see that the grains at the end were yellow and milky. This is what it looked like after I’d removed the sheath.

Needless to say it was delicious cooked then eaten with butter and black pepper.

I’ve picked lots of beans now as well as blackberries,  and a couple of cucumbers Marketmore.  I ate the last of the first early potatoes Lady Christl yesterday, and have to say that they’re an excellent variety so will grow them again next year.

I haven’t seen many butterflies around this week but plenty of bees were buzzing round especially on the cosmos,

and sunflowers.

Have a good weekend!

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26 Responses to Another month gone

  1. menhir1 says:

    Salivating at the sight and thought of your fresh corn cob.

    Garden-proud gardeners here, have given up dealing with the abundance of weeds and grasses. They have become an almost full time requirement this year. Inhibiting membranes would seem the way forward.

    So far, you have had a very interesting plotting and growing year.
    Xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir sweet corn cobs do that don’t they!
      Perhaps a more natural, and less tidy, look is the way forward.
      I agree, but isn’t every year like that. xx

  2. Sharon says:

    Sweet corn looks delicious. How many more do you have to look forward to?

  3. Jo says:

    Oh yum, that sweetcorn has me drooling. Not very ladylike, I know!

  4. Liz says:

    That corn cob looks delicious!
    We don’t seem to have as many butterflies this year, but there were a couple of monarchs enjoying milkweed (their host plant) in my garden yesterday.

  5. Chloris says:

    Your sweet corn is early. When did you plant it?

  6. That sweet corn looks wonderful! Have a good weekend. xx

  7. CJ says:

    Wow, amazing sweetcorn, I bet it was lovely. Something I’ve never managed to grow successfully, but I know it’s delicious eaten straight from the plant. Hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx

  8. Tasty sweetcorn! Mine is ages off yet. Enjoy!! Xx

  9. Oh my … July simply whizzed by and here we are in the first weekend of August!
    I too think that sweet corn looks wonderful …
    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

  10. nikkipolani says:

    I think I could eat five of those ears.

  11. Coo! That corn cob, we don’t even have tassles on our plants yet – really hope we get a long season! That torrential rain certainly encouraged everything to grow, better than our watering ever does!

  12. snowbird says:

    I do hope your butterflies arrive soon. That cob looks utterly delicious! Yum! The cosmos and sunflowers look lovely. Hope you get those weeds sorted, it’s the same here.xxx

  13. Jade says:

    Wow, that’s such a beautiful, deli-looking, perfect sweet corn!
    The bees must have very good times buzzing around those beautiful, delicious flowers!

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