Category Archives: Growing corn

Changing Stupid to Awesome

Last year was a mess with the corn.  It came up so pretty, grew tall and then began to bow… I have no idea why.  It was horrible.  I named it the stupid corn. It was lame. However… I just … Continue reading

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Gone! All gone! …good riddance!

It’s gone.  After a couple of days of not wasting any more water on it, we pulled it out.  I hate it when a crop doesn’t turn out.  We yanked and pulled and in the end we took shovels to … Continue reading

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What is that jungle hiding?

The problem that I have found with intensive gardening techniques is that eventually everything grows into one big tangled mass of vegetable matter.  For instance, my cucumbers should have had a trellis (lesson learned for next spring), and so they … Continue reading

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We took a break from the heat for a couple of days and joined another family and my father-in-law up in Payson, AZ for a small town Fourth of July celebration and a spectacular fireworks show.  One of the amazing … Continue reading

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Some mornings are just that way.

I was hopeful when I went out to the garden this morning.  I knew I had at least one decent sized tomato and it’s been weeks since I came inside without a squash or zucchini. But… this is all I … Continue reading

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