My Dad’s Garden Update

When we got back from our vacation, the string beans were plentiful on the trellis.  We had some good rains while we were gone.

Photo was taken on July 9, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/1000sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

The Asian corns were ready to harvest also.

Photo was taken on July 9, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Photo was taken on July 9, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/40sec, ISO 400, focal length 78mm, evaluative metering

My sister is still not happy about picking the wrong types of tomato to plant.  I thought they tasted pretty good and a lot better than the store bought tomato. I think home grown anything is a lot fresher, no telling how long it was picked before it gets to the store shelves.

Photo was taken on July 9, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 400, focal length 118mm, evaluative metering

The Thai eggplants didn’t grow as tall as mine, I have to post my garden update next.

Photo was taken on July 9, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/2000sec, ISO 400, focal length 126mm, evaluative metering

Photo was taken on July 9, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 122mm, evaluative metering

Pumpkin flowers.

Photo was taken on July 9, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 122mm, evaluative metering

Photo was taken on July 9, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 100mm, evaluative metering

Last Sunday most of the corns were harvested.

Photo was taken on July 17, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/800sec, ISO 400, focal length 73mm, evaluative metering

My dad marked the ones that he is saving for next year’s seedling.

Photo was taken on July 17, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/800sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

It’s hard to water in the middle of the corn field so my dad kept a sprinkler in the middle section and water the outer plants with a hose.

Photo was taken on July 17, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 98mm, evaluative metering

My sister harvesting the last few corns.

Photo taken on July 17-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/100sec, ISO 400, focal length 122mm, evaluative metering

There is no need to mark this one, I don’t think anyone is crazy enough to pick it.

Photo was taken on July 17, 2011-Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/2000sec, ISO 400, focal length 91m, evaluative metering

6 thoughts on “My Dad’s Garden Update

    • Hi seeharhed, the summer garden is not as green and luscious as the spring garden as many of the plants are matured and ready to harvest such as the corn. The corn is really good, I put the grilled corns in my Tum cucumber, string beans and papaya also.

    • Thanks Geni, he has a good corn crops this year, we have a steady rain falls this summer. I have to see if I could convince him to grow something in its place for the fall garden.

  1. Your dad has a great backyard garden, especially his selection of healthy greens.

    As for the Asian corn, I heard they were difficult to grow. How many ears (corn) did he get with 1 stalk? It looks like about 2 ears.

    • Cambree, his corns are beautiful this year, some stalks have 3 ears of corn but most have 2 ears. My sister watered the corn daily and she piled up the dirt on both side to help keep the stalk from falling over. That’s the problem that Bo’s mom was having with hers, and when the storm passed through the area, it knocked her corns over. The roots were also exposed and not good for NC hot weather.

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