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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

October 9, 2008

How does your garden grow?

Good morning Neighbors! Here is one view of my front porch. From

here I can look at all the gardening going on (by someone else) I have put my share in of planting believe me....My hubby used to say 'kids we are going to plant a garden this summer to make a little extra moolah". Well immediately we all groaned, because there was no tractor, no big machine to make rows, the kids made the rows with hoes!!!!
Then he would have the audacity to say "kids, it's only a few (thousand) tomatoes, brocolli plants, pepper plants, pumpkins, corn,...

By then everyone was running for the nearest door... Anyhow, a little cornstalk trivia for you gals!!!! See this tassel at the top of the stock? The pollen falls off these tassels(usually when the wind blows it, it falls off easily) then it falls onto the silt of the corn cob that is growing. This pollinates the corn cob and makes the beginnings of corn kernels.
We are growing indian corn in blue, white and red. Each stalk is its own color. Some corn is bred to be sweet, and some just regular ole' corn flavor. There is a new sweet red corn (that is indian corn) and if you see it at the farmer's market-BUY IT. It tastes amazing!
We are also growing white and regular pumpkins, snap peas, pole beans, tomatoes, and giant sunflowers. More pictures to come in the future!

Blessings,

Debbie

13 comments:

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

That is so neat! We always ahd huge veggie gardens when I was growing up and I swore I would never have one after I left home. Now I want to garden! I hated it back then, because our summers were filled with work to help sustain our family during the winter months. Now I look back and wish we could still live like that.

Darlene said...

How neat!!!! I love seeing the big vegetable gardens. I have never had one though I guess on an acre we could try a small one now. Our main problem here is we are VERY wooded so I'm not sure where we would put a garden to get enough sunlight! LOVE looking at that corn.

Juanita said...

Wow! Never knew that about corn. Thanks for the info.I'd love to be sitiing out on that porch with the views of the garden. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day

Georgia Girl said...

Love gardens also...We plant one every year but don't do much in the late summer. I did tell my hubby I wanted to plant punkins next year. I might need to see about the indian corn, never have eaten any. Interesting blog today Debbie.

Neabear said...

Thanks you for teaching us more about corn. I learned something new. I guess I better be on the look out for that yummy corn you talk about.

The Berry's Patch said...

I wish we had a garden. We have no room in our yard for one. My kids are taking a gardening class at school. I usually go and watch. Someday I will have my own garden! :-)

jennykate77 said...

Your garden is amazing! I LOVE corn! I've had a flower garden for a few years now, but I'm planning to start a small veggie/herb garden this coming spring! What an inspiration you are!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

OH that was a really neat lesson Debbie! More more!! And please show that corn when it is ready!!

hugs, Linda

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I don't think I would ever leave the house if I had a porch as cozy and welcoming as that. I love it!
Carrie

Ashley said...

My grandma always had the hugest gardens. We loved to eat tomatoes and snap peas right off the vine as a kid. Sweet corn is my favorite! I hope I can find the red kind. Sounds delicious!

Lulu said...

what a beautiful place..I love the porch..

nikkicrumpet said...

We used to have a garden growing up....I hated it as a kid...well until we got to eat the fresh peas and tomatos! I'd love to have a garden out here...but the squirrels, moles, chipmunks etc..love it more! I had to finally throw in the towel. I guess that's what farmers markets are for. I'm also jealous of your wonderful porch. I think a house with a porch is just the coolest thing!

Ginger said...

Hi Debbie:
I loved seeing the pictures of your porch and the garden. It's a lot of work, planting and harvesting, but the fresh produce is 10 times better than you can buy in the store. Have a question for you on the corn...how do you keep the worms out of the stalks, do you have to spray them with bug killer? I bought fresh corn from a neighbor that grew some and every stock had worms in it.
Ginger