On Monday morning…

I pulled up the sweet corn plants as they’re now finished and found one last edible cob I’d missed.  I stripped the leaves, cut them up then added to the compost heap. I’ve put the stems out the way under the blackberry bush until I decide what to do with them.

In recent winters I’ve been digging out and sieving compost from the nearby communal wood chip bays but unfortunately they’ve been empty for over a year.   What I’ll do instead this year is empty the compost from my compost heap rather than wait until the spring.  I’ll just fill a barrow load on days when the weather is okay.  Rather than spread it all over the vegetable patches I’ll put it on the areas where I’ll be growing climbing beans, carrots, sweet corn and tomatoes first then use the rest as and where needed.

My thanks to Nikki for identifying last Sunday’s mystery plant as a Bacopa (Sutera cordata).

It’s probably the variety Snowflake, and is a tender perennial so I’ve bought it home to overwinter before the first frosts arrive.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

Author: Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.

12 thoughts on “On Monday morning…”

  1. This missed cob will have been a nice surprise. I bet your resident robin will be around when you empty the compost bin, they always seem to find plenty of tasty morsels.

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  2. Bacopa ? I didn’t recognize it. Bacopa is fairly popular in the US for container planting.
    What a nice surprise to find an extra sweet corn cob!

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  3. The bacopa is lovely, and great that it’s a perennial. A shame about the wood chip bays, but it sounds as though you’ve got lots of good compost anyway. CJ xx

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