Garden Project 2014 ~ Busy as Bees

Garden Project 2014 ~ Busy as Bees

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With the recent late afternoon storms and hot , hot – ninth ring of hell hot – summer afternoons, the Early Sunglow Corn has shot up like kudzu.

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 Sun and heat trigger the tassels

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Which in turn release the rows of  pollen laden capsules

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which makes the recent emergence of a new hatching of bumblebees VERY happy…

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which fertilize the corn silk

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which makes ear upon ear of delicious, sweet, milky corn later this month.

To read more about how corn does what it does, you can find more information  HERE

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and to read  more about bumblebees and pollination, and why they’re more important than honey bees – you can find out everything you need to know HERE

 

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3 thoughts on “Garden Project 2014 ~ Busy as Bees

    1. I’ve only been back ” in the woods” for about 5 years – spending most of my adult life like you in urban settings. It’s amazing how much this does to re-setting my inner peace. It’s going to be a hard decision if I ever have to leave all this. 🙂

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