This is a very small veggie space about 1 metre X 0.5 metre which in last September, Telephone peas and leeks were grown. The trellis were broken by wind.
In October we sowed many plant seeds which spell with the alphabet ‘S’ first directly on this veggie patch soil ~ Sunflower (Evening Sun-home-saved seed), Sweet Corn (Early Gem – Eden seeds), Snake bean (home saved seeds).
In Early December, the sunflower grow tall faster than sweet corns. We planned to make the sunflower as natural trellis for the snake bean to climb. Direct sowed okra plants are hiding between the sweet corns and not growing that fast but that is fine with me because I want the okra to establish on this veggie patch before it is really summer. By then the sweet corn will be harvested and cleared. Your turn next to produce then Okra dear!
Returned from fishing trip some of the sweet corn leaves were badly sun-burned and the male flower part too. I was not hoping for a good fertilization between male and female part of the sweet corn to form any ears by now. Am I surprised a few days later, I saw some silk on the sweet corn plants. More more more silk please on the cobs so hopefully we got a perfect sweet corn a full kernel please.
The sweet corn plants are not even taller than my waist at the moment and producing cob. Picture taken today.
A close up shot of the first ‘Evening Sun’ sunflower growing on this patch and first bloom today.