Let's have some more updates! It's not just corn, of course - my "three sisters" patch is literally in full bloom now. As well as the first ears of corn appearing, I have flowers on the beanstalks and my first pumpkin flower too!

Due to the corn maturing at incredibly different rates, I've been out there hand-pollinating the corn each morning. I have three stalks with various sized ears now, all starting to grow nicely.



Gotta say, I love that picture I took of the bottom of the garden bed. Looks very other-worldly. I might go snap some more from that perspective as the pumpkins flower some more.

@mike that is a cool pic. Looks like the patch is growing really well

@GwenfarsGarden it's astonishing how well it's going. I've got some of the same beans and pumpkins growing in different places and they're nowhere near as enthusiastic as this lot.

Some of it might be down to fertiliser though, I had half a bag of surplus cow manure that I dug into the ground when I first set up the patch. The others don't have that as a base.

@mike they are very hungry feeders, so that probably is what that patch is dong so well.


gardencam when? i could bring over that battered samsung phone i found in the street last week. the camera works fine. it'd be an excuse to get out of the house.

@Nikolai_Kingsley you don't need an excuse to come over, just bring a guitar. I have been having Ideas.


*searches "how to correct guitar intonation" on youtube*

@Nikolai_Kingsley I once had a great time in a SA thread where some guy was trying to adjust the intonation on an electric sitar and I did a pretty good impersonation of someone who knew what he was talking about just by google searching all his questions, when to this day I still couldn't actually tell you what "intonation" actually means.

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