Corn Collapse

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It would be heartbreaking – not to mention an economic nightmare – being a farmer.  It was bad enough when my lovely little crop of corn was just about flattened almost a week ago.  We had a 40C + day with hot wind followed the next day by wild thunderstorms, gale force winds and rain.

This was the result.

Collapsed corn

The following afternoon I managed to add some extra soil/mulch to the bed and propped them back as upright as I could.  I was not overly optimistic but it appears to have been reasonably successful.

Here is the same bed 5 days later.

CornMeanwhile, we continue to manage to harvest something from the garden almost every day.  This is quite an achievement since we devote almost no time to it and a lot is actually self-sown.  Today’s bounty included blueberries, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin, figs, avocadoes and eggs from the chickens.

Are you picking produce at the moment?  Perhaps you are snowed in and planning the spring planting?

6 thoughts on “Corn Collapse

  1. Good save by the sound of it! How distressing and yes farming is very hit and miss depending on weather. We are away at moment and I do worry about how my crops are faring with the high temps forecast. Must say its just beautiful here at Pambula Beach! Waves are washing all the stress away!

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