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Rice. Corn. Garlic.

June 13, 2012

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.)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2012 10:15 pm

    It’s all so interesting! You’re a very dedicated gardener & I love knowing a bit about what you’re doing & how it’s going. Thanks for sharing your photos. Do you know how much rice you think you might get from what you’ve planted? Just curious about how abundant yields are vs space in the garden.

  2. June 15, 2012 4:56 am

    Thank you.

    On the rice yield, who knows really. Based on what I have read I am expecting only 3-5 lbs. The space might be 20 sq ft.

    This is more of an experiment than serious food productions.

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