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Thursday, August 5, 2010
Back By Popular Demand...CORN UPDATE.
So, here we are deep into our summer months and I'm happy to report our corn is thriving despite enduring the crappy start to the Seattle weather. Jason's "knee-high by the 4th of July" motto actually hit its mark and we now have something close to corn blossoms on our stocks. Hooray! Our maze isn't ready for fall tours - yet, but perhaps we'll have a Harvest party celebrating the upcoming solstice.
We recently added compost around the base of the stocks to fully enhance the growth (sounds so technical...) Although a recent trip to Lake Chelan proved our corn wasn't as impressive as our 'east of the mountain' counterparts - we really aren't doing too bad. Hey, what can we expect from our weather? We are doing the best we can this year. If we are able to eat a few ears of corn by next month, our work here is done.