Garden check, early July

Monique Cornett, our summer digital and news apprentice, snapped this photo of her father Mark's garden after the wind swept through St. Lawrence County last night. Photo: Monique Cornett

Monique Cornett, our summer digital and news apprentice, shared this photo of her father Mark’s garden after the wind swept through St. Lawrence County last night. Photo: Mark Cornett

This corn was nicely mounded and will recover from the wind. Last summer, a severe storm drove through my garden when the corn was about 10 days out from picking. We lost some but salvaged 75% by building a stick and rope lattice system down each row to which we tied individual stalks. Time consuming, but I love fresh corn!

With the holiday weekend,  fewer submissions of garden photos this past week, but here’s what’s come in. Keep sending those garden pictures to me at ellen@ncpr.org so we can track garden progress through the growing season.

The Rudd garden in Potsdam. Photo: Jim Rudd

The Rudd garden in Potsdam. Photo: Jim Rudd

Jess Prody's lettuce patch in Canton. Photo: Jon Sklaroff

Jess Prody’s lettuce patch in Canton. Photo: Jon Sklaroff

Jess Prody's tomato and nasturtium patch in Canton. Photo: Jon Sklaroff

Jess Prody’s tomato and nasturtium patch in Canton. Photo: Jon Sklaroff

 

 

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3 Comments on “Garden check, early July”

  1. Michael Greer says:

    Indeed, this morning many things ruffed up by last night’s wind, but by mid-day, most everything was back in place. The absence of hail was a blessing.

  2. Michael Greer says:

    I only wish my corn was tall enough to blow over…

  3. Lucy Martin says:

    Thursday morning as the news wrapped up Todd was telling Martha Foley about making garlic scape pesto. That reminds me to mention that all sorts of things work for that purpose.

    We have this perennial green onion that comes up like gangbusters every spring.
    It makes a great pesto – with the additional bonus of not turning brown (the way basil pesto will).
    Freezes well too. Or there’s chive pesto… you get the drift. Yum!

    (I gave up trying to grow corn. It takes too much space and is sold at many roadside stands where we live for a song.)

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