We had almost 12 inches of rain last night in a 7-hour span and it was a mess. We lost a lot of crops.
The worst damage was to the corn stalks. At this point in the summer our corn was at best 3/4 of the way ready, most were only half-grown. We had to pick what had fallen because the raccoon’s would have definitely stopped by to eat.
We also had some broken cucumber vines and squash. There has been a lot of veggie eating in the past week.
Things are moving right along in the garden.
The bean vines are starting to grow along the bamboo tee-pees Greg installed. Kale and lettuce are constant at this point and are providing a daily supply. In the bottom right corner of the photo above you can see the remnants of the broccoli plants. All of our broccoli was ready during a two week span and we ate it all. Here it is being cooked below.
The lilies all popped at the same time and they are beautiful!
There are ladybugs everywhere! We introduced about 1,000 to the garden last year and they definitely decided to stay around.
It’s been almost 1 full month since everything was transplanted outside and we are finally getting some consistent sun. Everything that is growing is mostly green. Green veggies (kale, lettuce and spinach) are full enough to eat daily, the broccoli is almost ready, and everything else is just green leaves/branches with no veggies growing yet.
It seems like the corn grows a few inches everyday.