Rice. Corn. Garlic.
In reverse order……
I trimmed the garlic up and will finish sorting and cleaning tomorrow. A decent haul this year, less than last year though (on purpose). Note the pile of garlic roots on the bottom 2 steps. Aromatic.
I grew a tiny amount of heirloom “Blue Jade” corn last year and saved 99% of it for seed this year. I believe I had 100% germination on what I planted too.
This is mini-corn, only 2-3 feet tall with multiple ears per plant that are maybe 5 inches long. It was tasty enough, sweet but not super sugary sweet like the modern hybrids.
From Seed Savers Exchange
Anyhow, I planted it much tighter this year since it is so small, hopefully the pollination/fill out on the ears will be better.
And the rice, well, it is growing like a weed now.
(That on the left in the upper paddy was direct seeded at the time I transplanted the plants into the lower paddy. It is healthy, just a little behind the lower bunch.)