The corn is not coming up so well in Canarsie. I dug around in one of the mounds and found two bloated seeds that had not germinated. I'm going to have to decide what to do. Perhaps more will come up? In any case this is going to throw off the planting schedule. What will happen next?
Didn't really know what it would look like until this moment. Actually 10 mounds can fit into the garden bed! Plus the border plants.
And we decided to go with direct seeding. Jeff, Isak, Marika and the photographer for Courier Life newspapers all pitched in with the planting of the Gigi Hill blue flint corn seeds. Of course I forgot to take pictures...
The plan is to have native flowers in the back part of the garden toward the front two Three Sisters sections. We are also planting Seneca sunflowers along the north gate and Mohawk Vermont beans along the western gate. We transplanted the monarda, zizia and grasses today. We also sprinkled wildflower seed. Next week we'll plant the corn.