Sunday, April 3, 2011

A new addition to the Blue Corn list of planters:    a handfull of seeds went to Sidi Limehouse at:

Rosebank Farms
 Johns Island, SC

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Season 3

Getting ready to begin my 3rd season with HBC. I still have a jug of G1 seeds so I should be fine.I was hoping for a nice, mild, dry Spring but looks like that's not in the cards, so I'm gearing up for a better cloche on both of my raised and elevated beds. I will post a few pix when I finish policing my garden area.

btw fyi, interesting news:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

spring is threatening to have once more sprung fully-budded from the heels of winter's traces....the seeds are ready and the ground is ready and soon, probably before you can say "jack robinson",  will be more corn than at which you can shake a schtick.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


"Ancient Pawnee corn is brought back to life"

Lastest shots from the garden

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

PNW Update

Here's a few recent pix from the Olympic Forest patch. I caught thumper eyeing the crop so I had to add some extra fencing. Despite the terrible climate this year I might get knee high by 7/4. BTW, Is it best to cull the sucker shoots?

When I cleared the bigger area this year I ran across several small fir seedlings and a couple four footers. I hated to destroy them although there are thousands around, so I decided to experiment with transplanting with the idea that if they make it I would pass them along to friends for their yards.

The weather wasn't very cooperative for my veggie beds so it looks like I'll just do the container gardening this year and be prepared for next year. I have begun gathering plans and materials for several elevated beds with cloches to extend the season next year. It will probably be the earliest and longest summer on record. Later

Friday, June 11, 2010

Squash blossoms and corn

Crooked neck
and Spaghetti squash

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Planting the Three Sisters - Nelson, Lancs, England

Today, May 30, we planted out the corn and squash in the Three Sisters Bed. The corn we got from Colorado Bob, half of it, and the other half from a supplier in England. Both kinds are Hopi Indian Blue Corn. I put the beans straight in the ground on the 20th, they are not up yet. I had raised the corn and squash under cover, and today we put them in. More news at