If I don't write a lot about our vegetable garden, it's because vegetables are... well, boring. ("Plant a radish, get a radish not a Brussels sprout...") When ever I read someone waxing rhapsodic about the joys of wide rows or some new kind of beet, I turn the page.
There are three squares of corn, each at least five rows by roughly ten plants. We planted the first square with a variety called 'Quickie' from Pinetree Seeds on May 15, two weeks earlier than is considered safe in New England. Spring thus far had been warmer and wetter than normal and so we decided to push our luck. Quickie is, as the name implies, a fast-growing corn - 65 days from planting to maturity. It's a hybrid, bi-color corn that is advertised as being especially sweet for northern climates.
As to the rest of the garden, we're enjoying lettuce, peas, chard, herbs and beets; and our first zuccini is ready to pick. Double-click on the photo at right to get a sense of how the garden is designed.
(Follow-up note: we picked our first sweet, ripe ear of 'Quickie' corn on July 15. )