Michael Battalio


04 July 2010

Two Months In

Here we are two months after germination. I am concerned that because I had to plant to late in the season that the heat is getting to the plants. Also I was gone for three week — three weeks where it did not rain at all, so the plants and considerably smaller than they should be. It also didn’t help that the deer ate quite a bit of growth. To note though, the plants were protected by the netting, but got to big so it. I decided to risk the deer coming back and took the netting off. That was the wrong decision. They have revisited at least twice more and done quite a bit of damage to the tomatoes, peppers, and cantaloupes.

DSCF2417
The corn is tasseling, and we should begin to see the ears develop soon. Because each plant is about half size, I expect to only get one ear from each stalk as opposed to two or three for a full sized version.
DSCF2418