Ear Worms

Who ever eats the most corn gets the most worms.

Even with the rain brought to me by Tropical Storm BILL, I still managed to harvest my first sweet corn planting. In all I fed 5 adults, 3 great grand sons all the sweet corn they could eat.
That left me with about 30 ears to bag and put in my freezer.

Tropical Storm BILL moved in Wednesday morning dropping 1 – 7/8 inches of rain before turning north east headed for Missouri.

Nursery sucker list. This spring I ordered three grape vines. So I wasn’t all that surprised when I received a ‘Special’ offer on dwarf apple trees that the nursery had not sold this spring.

These Dwarf trees normally sell for around 20 – 24 dollars each. The clearance trees cost 9 dollars each. So I pretty much got 3 trees for the price of one at the nursery’s normal catalog price.
I opted for two Red delicious and one Golden Delicious apple trees.
The nursery recommended the Golden Delicious apple variety as a pollinator for the Red delicious apple trees and the Red to pollinate the Golden variety.

At 8 to 10 foot tall at maturity. These trees will fit in nicely in my cow/donkey proof garden area.

Yes I do know that dwarf trees will not be very productive when compared to semi-dwarf or standard size trees. But the truth is me or none of family are big into making jelly/jam or other wise canning fruit. Hence most if not all fruit produced will be consumed fresh or will find it’s way into the hog feeder.

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11 responses to “Ear Worms

  1. Snow rarely stays for more than 3-4 days, while 84°F would bring out the classic British Newspaper headline: ‘Phew! What a Scorcher!’ Our local weather can be influenced by the sea at 6 miles North, 14 miles East and 12 South, with the Continent only another 20 miles to the South of Dover – Hell Fire Corner during WW II but now the Gateway to England for any number of peaceful invaders, including hundreds of French, Belgian and German schoolchildren every day from Easter to September. The ‘Anything for £1’ shops do well.

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    • Grin … today has been one to stay inside under an air conditioner! 98(37C) degrees with a killer humidity of 70 percent.

      Happy ‘cool’ gardening

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  2. I hope that isn’t true – about the worms, because I eat a lot of corn. If it’s true, don’t tell me. Please don’t tell me. Thanks!

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  3. Kent is apple country – has been since Henry VIII encouraged fruit down here – but those varieties don’t suit the climate. Now a good Egremont Russet … probably won’t grow for you. But I look out for them. The first to appear will probably be Discovery for eating or Grenadier for cooking, around the end of August.

    Watch for rabbits on the bark of your saplings!

    WT

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    • Typical weather over the course of an average July. Dry season runs from 15 June – 15 September. The area within 25 miles is covered by grasslands (91%) and croplands (6%).
      July is characterized by daily high temperatures, ranging from 99°F(37.25C) to 91°F(32.75C) over the course of the month, exceeding 104°F(40C) or dropping below 84°F(28.85C) 6 to 9 days during the month.
      Average rain Fall: 29 inches(73.65CM) annually.
      Daily sunshine: 13.5 hours
      Relative humidity typically ranges from 10% – 35%
      Average daily wind speed 20 mph(32 kph).
      Re. Rabbits, I have a large cook pot. I also place large metal (35 oz coffee) cans around trees to help keep rabbits at bay.

      Grin … as you can see not many apple(fruit) varieties can stand up to my normal summer temperatures.
      Golden and Red Delicious apples are fairly good fresh eating apples. Not so good for pies or canning.

      Happy Gardening

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  4. Warning about Yellow Delicious: It is highly susceptible to cedar apple rust. The leaves of mine are very yellow thanks to cedars in the neighbor’s yard. Juniper is also a host. Hope you have none of those near.

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    • Big Smile… Thanks for the warning. Cedars and Junipers are considered invasive, non-native species and in farm / ranch country they are burned and eliminated as soon as anyone sees them growing. There are some growing in town, but, town is more than 18 miles from my tiny garden.

      happy Gardening

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  5. Which nursery were you ordering from?

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