Tag: corn

Urban Garden Improvisation

Urban Garden Improvisation

| August 19, 2018 | Reply

Urban Garden Improvisation Urban gardening in a small space could be called “Improvisation is the name of the game,” or, “One thing leads to another.” As for most gardeners and family farmers today, gardening is not my profession. It is my passion and the fuel that feeds me, both literally and spiritually. I am an […]

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Corn, What’s Not to Love?

Corn, What’s Not to Love?

| August 31, 2015 | 4 Replies

Corn, What’s Not to Love? Growing Corn in a Raised Bed is the new episode of Late Bloomer. I only committed my 4’x8′ raised bed to corn this year, and really packed it in. See the results! Watch on YouTube, and please give me a thumbs up and share with friends. It’s a lot of effort […]

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Summer Garden Update

Summer Garden Update

| September 6, 2014 | 2 Replies

Summer Garden Update, the latest episode of “Late Bloomer” reveals a front yard that’s loaded with food plants. The parkway exploded from “Planting a Parkway Food Forest.” From corn and quinoa, to tomatoes, Kabocha squash, tomatillo and beans, there’s lots going on in early July. Don’t have room for a back yard food garden? Use your […]

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Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Update – Part 2

Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Update – Part 2

| September 25, 2013 | Reply

Kaye does it again, crowds everything together! Predictably, in a coastal microclimate like Pacific Palisades has, cucurbits (cucumber, squash, melons) get hit with downy mildew. The good news is Kaye achieves perfect corn pollination, thanks to daily shaking of the tassels. All the corn gets eaten raw in the garden. And there are baskets of […]

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Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Update – Part 1

Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Update – Part 1

| September 17, 2013 | Reply

Late Bloomer – Summer Garden Update – Part 1 covers what you can grow in 300 square feet in a front yard, in this case, amaranth, corn, cucumbers, zucchini, beans, tomatoes, California native plants and more. The Nanday Conure wild parrot flock return to destroy Kaye’s sunflowers, and amaranth shoots survive transplant. Kaye tries flytraps […]

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Growing Corn Curbside Proves Challenging

Growing Corn Curbside Proves Challenging

| January 14, 2013 | 4 Replies

Growing Corn Curbside proves challenging for Kaye’s first effort at growing corn. Pests and poor pollination are factors. Please watch and share “Growing Corn Curbside,” the 20th episode and end of Season 1! Also, the corn episode completes the corn, tomato and watermelon trilogy. Watch here, or higher resolution, including HD, on YouTube. Once again, I […]

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Peel n’ Eat

Peel n’ Eat

| August 6, 2012 | 13 Replies

One of the great privileges of growing your own corn, is, when it’s ripe and you’re hungry, you can peel n’ eat. My grandmothers always had fresh corn, but I never ate corn raw till I was in my 30’s. I know this ear is a bit small and homely, but it tasted great! Only […]

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Nasty Aphids Attack Corn!

Nasty Aphids Attack Corn!

| July 9, 2012 | 4 Replies

Nasty Aphids Attack Corn! What else is new? Aphids attack everything! As I was out shaking the tassels to promote pollination, I discovered my second corn plant has been attacked. Everyone passing by my garden has told me they had trouble growing corn here, and I am no exception! Though, I naively thought I might […]

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Corn Advice Welcome!

Corn Advice Welcome!

| June 19, 2012 | 3 Replies

Corn Advice Welcome! I am growing corn in my parkway (the strip between the sidewalk and the street), and the yard near the sidewalk. Everyone who walks by tells me they had trouble growing corn. I thought I was going to be the exception. Yesterday, a couple went by and said they grew corn, but […]

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Corn Eclipsed!

Corn Eclipsed!

| May 21, 2012 | Reply

Corn Eclipsed! After working all afternoon to plant my ten new organic corn seedlings, my neighbor, C.L., came over with a welding mask so we wouldn’t miss the eclipse. It’ll be 12 more years till the next one, so thought I would take a few photos. I shot through the green glass till the sun […]

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