Fall Corn?

My painted mountain corn produced so fast that I decided to try a fall crop.  It is cooling off at night and they are barely up, so I figured it for a no go.

Fall Corn

Fall Corn

This morning two of them appear to be thinking about setting corn at only one foot.  If I get fall corn I will save every seed for next year.  How sweet if I could double crop corn at 7500 feet.

I love playing in the garden.

My bbolivar beans already cropped and I replanted.  They are up too.  Spring came early this year so my short season crops came in early.  Be nice if I get late season beans, too.

Beans and turnips

Beans and turnips

These beans are planted where I grew turnips in the spring.  I left two golden ball turnips in place hoping for seed.  You can see the new bean plants.  I hope this second round also produces beans.

I still have thunderstorms.  Not as much rain as would be appropriate with so much lightening and thunder, but enough to water everything.



About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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4 Responses to Fall Corn?

  1. Rebecca, you planted so much during the spring, and did so much work preparing your raised beds – so what’s the news of the summer crops? I imagine you to be busy bottling, canning, preserving and otherwise saving lots of produce for your store cupboard, as well as saving seeds as you describe.
    Very good to read your posts again. Sylvia

  2. Hi Sylvia
    I ate straight through my spring crops. I eat them as baby produce. My short season stuff got eaten and frozen mostly. Beans and corn dried. My fall stuff is in the ground.

    In Texas I got so used to year round gardening that I am spoiled to eat microgreen and young delicate produce. I also fed my chickens, they don’t eat commercial food. My barley isn’t ready get. I dried my onions during the forest fire. Potatoes are still in the ground.

    I never “get” harvest as hard work. But I am eating produce every day. Now when my fruit trees get big, that will be hard work.

  3. Our onions have just finished drying in the July/August heat of Egypt… Capsicums are picked as and when needed. Herbs all the time, though coriander and parsley barely survive. The rocket is just alive so we have a sprinkling of greens on salads every other day. Tomatoes in a state of shock after the heat wave in July. Other crops didn’t really make it (beans, mange tout). Guavas are infested with fruit fly, but we resist spraying. At least the dates are promising! I think you are doing incredibly well…

  4. I did well because I had more water than usual. Last year not so much. I did better because I ordered short season seeds. I hope I mature more Indian corn. A bonus. More beans too! When it cools off I will pressure can my old beans in sauce.
    I have no tomatoes! Not even a bloom.

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