Today I planted out a good chunk of our curcubits – Buttercup Squash, Triamble Pumpkins, Marina di Chioggia and our heirloom sweet corn from Koanga (Golden Bantam, Inca Rainbow and Early Gem). I was really impressed with the germination rate of the Koanga corn – almost 100%.
The wind was picking up so I made each plant a wee wind bunker from spare soil to protect them from the Norwesters forecast to gust through tonight. Corn and pumpkins grow well together – the vines spread between the corn rows, shading the soil and preserving moisture.
Corn – Chieftain x46 (seedlings)
Corn – Early Gem x44 (seedlings)
Corn – Inca Rainbow x33 (seedlings)
Corn – Golden Bantam x28 (seedlings)
Pumpkin – Buttercup x10 (seedlings)
Pumpkin – Triamble x8 (seedlings)
Pumpkin – Marina di Chioggia x8 (seedlings)