Thursday, July 17, 2014

zea mays

the german butterballs may be coming to the end of their season but the maize cynthia ( that's her down at the bottom, hard at work )planted fifty-eight days ago is coming to fruition...corn flowers mean ears sooner or later and there are nascent ears on a few plants that have well developed flowers going on...are my eyes fooling me or do i detect some silk on the ear in the second photo? we'll see next trip our...i am a big fan of the zea family.."weedy ancestors" and domesticates alike..even the poor, genetically distorted dense yellow #2 isn't a complete pariah in my book...i just won't eat anything they make with it...but we are talking organic and heirloom here...and a skilled gardener too.

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