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July Rice Update

July 8, 2012

The rice has been slurping up water during this hot spell but hasn’t seemed to suffer in the least.

To the contrary, it seems to have turned growth up a notch in the last 2 weeks. The rice plants are around 3 feet tall now; the upper paddy’s direct seeded plants have closed the gap a little and are approaching the size of those in the lower paddy that were transplanted a few weeks earlier in the season.

As you can see, the July garden status is “lush” and the paddy is thriving; I like this stage of the season because my slightly-too-close-together beds haven’t merged with each other as of yet.

(Although it is getting rather cozy back there.)

The initial seed stalks are beginning to appear from inside the round interior stalks of each plant; I’m really curious to observe how the process goes from here.

Closer:

This is going to be interesting. 🙂

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2012 10:26 am

    Interesting indeed! How will you thresh the rice?

    • July 9, 2012 10:36 am

      Probably in the most primitive of all the ways I have researched – dry it a couple days once cut then beat the tops into a tarp of some sort. I could try and do it with my bare feet but then I might not be as sure about eating it. 😉

  2. July 10, 2012 12:30 am

    What a GREAT experiment! The rice is beautiful to boot!

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