May 15 is a critical date for me as a gardener in Eaton County, Michigan.
May 15 is my target date for planting my "winter cabbage" and my ornamental corn.
|One of the nice things about ornamental corn is you can save your own seeds and create a blend that you like. |
Corwin Davis, a market gardener from Bellevue Michigan once advised me that the corn that sold like hot-cakes had twice as much yellow as white, twice as much white as red and twice as much red as blue.
|The striped pattern on the kernels of the left-most ear is striking and the ear on the right seemed almost like translucent glass when first harvested.|
|The ear on the left was enormous.|
|A close-up of one of the ears. The kernels remind me of the candy-corn we got at Halloween.|
|Hmmm! A big miss on the 65% yellow, 20% white, 10% red and 5% blue.|
|From a different angle. These are the tip-ends. One notable thing is that all of my seed sources (except the enormous ear, third from left) filled out to the tip very, very well.|
|Five, 60' rows of corn|
Oh, and I did get the Deadon cabbage seeds planted today.